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    Default hopper patterns.

    anybody got an easy foam hopper pattern they'd like to share. maybe a pic?
    also, any other hopper patterns accepted. thanks
    Trevor

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    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......


    buckeyetrouter

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    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?
    Trevor

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    My favorite is Schroeder's Parachute Hopper.

    http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/fly...fm?parentID=24


    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.
    http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/fly...fm?parentID=16

    These chernobly style flies work just as well in the smokys as they do out west.
    http://www.hawkinsflyfishing.com/Che...er_pattern.php

    Easy one with some good info on hoppers and how to fish them
    http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/hoppers/

    Foam is good, foam is cheap, foam floats good
    http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/ezhopper/

    This one is mine.
    http://www.myfishingpictures.com/wat...CF0051-med.JPG

    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.
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    Thumbs up

    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.


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    thanks a million!!!!! that's exactly what I was looking for.
    Trevor

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    Great 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.
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