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Thread: Stream Bank Hopper Recipe

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    Default Stream Bank Hopper Recipe

    Anyone know where I can find a recipe for the streambank hopper. I just fished a couple I bought and had some pretty good fishing. Unfortunately, I lost them both. I guess I could buy one and try to figure it out, but I am better with a recipe in front of me. I think it has to do with the fact that I am an engineer and not an artist!!

    Thanks in advance for any and all help.
    Greg Wagner
    President
    Briar Patch Shooting, Angling, and Liar's Club

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    I goggled the pattern and found this site. http://store.theflyshop.com/catalog/...oducts_id=2081

    I'd check with LRO to see if they carry them or could get them for you. I've had a rule that I only use home tied patterns and "store bought" for patterns. But lately, I've gotten to the point were if I have to glue foam sheets, purchase pattern cutters, etc along with the tying time. $1.75 to $2.00 a fly might not be that bad!! if you only need a few.

    My guess as to the recipe would be

    Body several layers of glued foam your choice
    Tail- red deer hair
    Wing- Krystal Flash and elk hair top
    Legs- Centipede legs
    Strike Indicator- poly yarn- color your choice

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    Hey Kytroutbum!

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, not sure if it is worth the effort to try and tie. Plus, I just came across a fly shop here in Cincy that I didn't even know existed until this past week and low and behold, they have this very pattern in two colors and several sizes.

    I still may try to tie it just for the "can I do it" part of me. Then I will end up with a wad of glued foam sitting around for all eternity. Oh well, such is the habit, .....er uh JOY, of fly tying!!

    Any chance you are a NORTHERN Kytroutbum?
    Greg Wagner
    President
    Briar Patch Shooting, Angling, and Liar's Club

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    My wife and I are retired teachers living on Lake Carnico in Nicholas County and 1/2 between Maysville and Lexington. I'm approximately an hour + from Cincy. Besides the Smokies, I alternate every other year between spending a month camping in Maine, and the Greater Yellowstone Area around Cooke City and Beartooth Montains. Also do Fort Myers, Fla. and Outer Banks for saltwater.

    Randall Sale
    Kytroutbum

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