Favorite hopper?

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  1. Bighorn Flies

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    This bug is actually really easy to tie. You just cut a 4mm or 6 mm piece of closed cell foam.(Rainy's is open cell foam, but will sink eventually) Cut the tail piece of the foam at an angle. Then cut a slit down the middle of the foam. Attach the Foam to your hook at the neck of the fly, Then Superglue the hook shank and push the foam down onto it. Tie in your Crystal Flash, Your Wing The Legs then the dubbing and your done. The secret to the under wing is using transparent scotch tape on the back of your Hen Feather. Then just use a marker for the eyes and the body.



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  2. yuhina

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    Nice tie! Nice tips too!

    One of the reason I think they are so good is because the low profile in the water... fish seems love to eat those during the hot summer day.
     
  3. Stewart

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    Let's see... more work on the bathroom remodel or tie hoppers and have a frosty one? I'm going with the hoppers and beer. I'll start with whatever I actually possess the right materials for.:thumb:
     
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    I wanted to tie one and see if I could match the real thing from the fish's eyes...LOL

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    Plus I love hoppers for an indicator as well, so I tie some with a dropper loop:

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    Like that dropper loop!!!! Great idea.
     
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    Hi Stewart,
    I have just finished a piece for the UK journal Fly Fishing and Fly Tying about my fishing experiences in western Montana. I had some great time there fishing hoppers and my favourite, which is her best selling fly is Rainy Ridings Grand Hopper. This hopper is big and really wakes them up. I've have tied a scaled down UK version, the JS Mini Cinnamon Grasshopper which worked the business for me last summer on lake and river, bringing fish up when nothing was moving - see pics below.

    John
     
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    Chubby Chernobyl and the Morrish are two of my favorties. Lets not forget about the Dave's. Nice and scraggly looking and rides low in the water. Deadly when fishing with a PT off the back on small freestones.
     
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    correct!
    or throw a set of legs on it if you must
     
  11. Dustin Bise

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    welcome to the board. lol.

    im gonna start tying rainy hoppers this year. big thanks on posting your directions.

    here is one that from the experiments that worked on dumb cutties.

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    i would also like to comment that i prefer to tie my dropper from the eye of the hook with a second clinch knot. most hopper patterns have more bounacy around the head, and if they headdive its a sure sign of a strike! better hookup rates on the hopper to this way.
     
  12. kelvin

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    this is also a very nice patten I have caught alot of fish on
     

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