View Full Version : hopper patterns.

07-13-2007, 11:49 AM
anybody got an easy foam hopper pattern they'd like to share. maybe a pic?
also, any other hopper patterns accepted. thanks

07-13-2007, 01:50 PM
hey Trevor......check this one out, I almost bit the screen when I first saw it........must be good?????? http://troutflies.com/tutorials/hopper/index.shtml

hoping to get down to the park in August and get some fishing in......


07-14-2007, 02:38 AM
thanks for the reply bob. too bad I can't tie like that, or I'd whip a few up!

troutman, if you read this, I tied up a few of the hopper pattern you gave me. I used a 2x long dry hook, instead of a hopper/stimi hook, and barred tan legs instead of orange (I didn't have orange legs). I really think that pattern's gonna be a hit up there. what's it called?

07-15-2007, 10:17 AM
My favorite is Schroeder's Parachute Hopper.


But I also use several other simple ones. All you need to tie them is just a little foam, some hair, maybe a little flash material, and rubber leggs. They work great as dropper flies, and are cheap and easy to tie.

Good easy one from Charlie Craven.

These chernobly style flies work just as well in the smokys as they do out west.

Easy one with some good info on hoppers and how to fish them

Foam is good, foam is cheap, foam floats good

This one is mine.

Hook-2xl dry fly
Thread-tan 6/0
Body-tan foam 2mm doubled
Wing-etha foam (packing foam, like the kind use for electronics) colored with brown and red waterproof markers
Indicator-white 2mm foam
antenna-cheap synthetic paint brush bristles
eyes-waterproof marker
leggs-round rubber orange

Maybe these will give you a few ideas and you can come up with one on your own.:smile:

07-15-2007, 05:19 PM
Thanks, Flyman. I didn't post the original question, but I've been meaning to get around to taking up hopper tying. That'll help.


07-15-2007, 07:30 PM
thanks a million!!!!! that's exactly what I was looking for.

07-16-2007, 04:59 PM
Great:biggrin: Now tie some up and show them to us. This time of year I love to fish a hopper with some kind of dropper like an ant, beetle, or inch worm. If you run into some kind of problem with one of the patters let us know. I know there are quite a few very good tiers here, and all the ones I know are always more than happy to help.