SBS Parachute Hopper SBS

ScottP

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hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - UTC 140 tan
body - dubbing hare's ear
rib - Uni-stretch brown
wing - landscape fabric
post - Congo Hair white
hackle - grizzly
legs - pheasant tail (knotted)

A not entirely organic version of the Schroeder Parachute Hopper - Congo Hair instead of calf body/tail post (less bulk at tie-in) and landscape fabric instead of turkey quill wing (more durable). A low floater and really effective in smaller sizes (#12-16); another change-of-pace fly for fish that see a lot of foam creations.


mash down barb and attach thread at 70% mark





take a clump of Congo Hair





put it underneath the hook and pull up





wrap around base to lock in





and up to create post





brush on a bit of Sally





prep hackle (upsize by 1) and tie in on post, shiny side out (fibers will "cup" up)





move thread towards bend, tie in ribbing, wrap back to point above hook bend





apply dubbing





wrap a tapered body up to post





spiral ribbing forward





round over end of wing (hook gap width)





apply a spot of Super Glue and tie in wing





knot some pheasant tail fibers (make 2; reverse the direction for the other leg so they splay away from each other)





tie in near





and far





trim butts and smooth head with thread wraps





apply a bit more dubbing and apply to head; finish with thread at base of post





start hackle at top of thread post





wrap hackle down post (8 wraps from this feather) and let it hang down





trap hackle with 2 thread wraps at base of post








half hitch x 2 at eye, SHHAN, trim post (hook shank length), trim legs, go fish






Regards,
Scott