-Shawn Madison“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
Heres another great craft foam body fly that is very easy and can be tied in a multitude of colors. A "UT orange" gurgler in a size 8 works well for bream I guess an "Auburn orange" would work as well!
A great fly that started out as a saltwater pattern but adapts in size for bream and bass sizes. I know a local bass guide that has lots of action with smallies on a white gurgler.
There are several ways to tie this. some people make them very simple , others add eyes and legs. I really like the way this one is tied with the foam body for extra floatation. These cast like a bullet.
A couple years ago I found a foam hopper pattern tied by Juan Ramirez called the "Hopper Juan". It's a fairly simple tie and very durable...and catches fish. I've landed tailwater trout on it, to brookies in the mountains to bluegills in the warm water. Its fantastic.
Here is a link to Juan's blog which details the tying steps:
A few specks that liked the Hopper Juan:
Juan is on my regular reading list. His site has a lot of good ties.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, unless they fly fish... with apologies to Thoreau
I have seen the Hopper Juan, but have yet to attempt it. I've already tied so many hoppers, I need to wait until I lose some before I tie more. Because trust me, I will lose some!