In Barr Flies, John Barr shares his "confidence" patterns, the flies that he carries with him at all times to cover nearly every scenario an angler might encounter on the water. When used at an appropriate time with a good presentation, they are guaranteed to catch fish. Barr tells how he developed each fly, gives tips on when and how to fish them, and explains how he fishes multiple-fly rigs with the Copper John as the center of a 3-fly system that optimizes fish-catching potential.
John Barr is a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Charlie Craven co-owns Charlieâ€™s Fly Box, a fly shop in Arvada, Colorado, and is a top-selling signature fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. Craven is the Fly Tierâ€™s Bench columnist for Fly Fisherman and author of Charlie Cravenâ€™s Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish and Charlieâ€™s Fly Box: Signature Flies for Fresh and Salt Water. He is also featured in the recent Fly Fisherman magazine DVDs Warmwater Fly Tying and Saltwater Fly Tying. He lives in Palmer Lake, Colorado, with his wife, Lisa, two giant dogs, and a slew of children.