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Wiese’s Bob Hopper 2.0







A quick and easy pattern. Walter makes his living tying/guiding in/around Yellowstone, some serious hopper country and this one has been well received by a few trout in my part of the state. I don’t have the fancy cutter to shape the body, but I did figure out that a toenail clipper does a neat job tapering the back end of the foam, so no more ragged scissor cuts. Here’s his video if you’re interested.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - UTC 140 woodduck
underbody - Ice Dub golden brown
body/head - 2mm foam gold
wing - Congo Hair shiner tan
legs - silicone brown flake
indicator - 2mm foam orange

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Fore & Aft Jingler







If I’m ever on the Madison when the crane flies are skittering around I may give it a try.

hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Uni 8/0 rusty dun
tail - moose body hair rear
hackle - Cree (undersize by 2)
body - Ice Dub hare’s ear
front hackle - Cree
shoulder - partridge

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Craven’s Screaming Banshee











Sides and front aren’t quite the same length but I got the spread right. Here’s Charlie’s video if you’re interested.


hook - WFC Model 11 #12
thread - SemperFli 8/0 tan
abdomen - medium tinsel opal
shellback - yearling elk
thorax - Starburst dubbing tan
wing(s) - yearling elk

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H+F Hopper









Added a body hackle and shoulder for no specific reason, since the original floated just fine. These are a good bit more involved than the Wiese Bob Hopper 2.0, but they’re also fun to tie and a Carnage body October Caddis version is probably my favorite fly for east-side westslopes.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - SemperFli 8/0 tan
tail - yarn gold
body - Starburst dubbing tan
hackle - ginger
shoulder - sharptail grouse
wing/lip - 2mm foam tan
collar - deer hair

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DHH Muddler









If avian flu drives hackle prices up and supplies down, I’m covered (unless the ungulates are wiped out by chronic wasting disease).

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - SemperFli 8/0 tan
tag - medium tinsel opal
body - deer hair (loop dubbed)
wing - Congo Hair shiner tan
shoulder - pheasant rump
collar - deer hair

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Chaos Hopper







A dashboard tie from Blue Ribbon Flies; simple has it’s place.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Uni 6/0 fire orange
body - 2mm foam peach
wing - Congo Hair shiner tan
legs - medium rubber corn snake
indicator - 2mm foam orange

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Drew’s Top Shelf Hopper







Hopper, beetle, general terrestrial pattern; here’s his video if you’re interested. Never had much use for this shade of Ice Dub (more of a pinkish/orange color) until now; didn’t really go with anything I was tying until I got some of that peach foam.

hook - Sierra 2312bl #12
thread - Uni 6/0 tan
abdomen - Ice Dub cinnamon
body - 2mm foam tan/peach
wing - Congo Hair shiner tan
legs - medium rubber corn snake
hackle - Cree

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DJL Drake (variation)









Made a change to Charlie Craven’s SBS of Danny Lane’s design, incorporating the mono core I use for Carnage style flies as opposed to the old building it on a needle technique; provides a much more stable body.

hook - WFC Model 28 #10
thread - Uni 6/0 camel
core - 8lb mono
tail/abdomen - elk
thorax - hare’s ear/Antron natural
wing/head - deer hair
legs - Perfect Rubber dun

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Svenddiesel’s Elk Hair Hopper (variation)











A few changes to the original; again, incorporated the mono core I use for Carnage style flies as opposed to the old building it on a needle technique for a much more stable body. Although the hen shoulder isn’t really visible, it keeps the pheasant rump from compressing around the body when the bullethead is tied down.

hook - Dai Riki 135 #6
thread - Uni 6/0 camel
core - 8lb mono
tail/abdomen - elk
thorax - hare’s ear/Antron natural
1st shoulder - hen golden badger
2nd shoulder - pheasant rump
head/collar - deer hair
legs - Perfect Rubber dun
indicator - 2mm foam orange

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Streaking Caddis (Carnage variation)









Saw a Rogue-bodied version somewhere (can’t find it now) on the interweb; since I’ve traded in a needle for the mono core, I decided to give this one a shot. The shoulder was an impulse; probably unnecessary although it didn’t really add any complexity.

hook - Sierra 2312bl #12
thread - Uni 6/0 camel
core - 8lb mono
abdomen - 1mm foam tan
shoulder - pheasant rump
wing/head - deer hair

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Shrimpy Muddler







Love the color of the dubbing; a subtle orange/pink. More orange here; we’ll see what it looks like with hot pink hackle and tail.


hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 6/0 fire orange
tail - yarn hot orange
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dub shrimp pink
hackle - ginger
shoulder - pheasant rump dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
collar/head - deer hair

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Fuchsia & Sunburst







hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 fluoro pink
tail - yarn fuchsia
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dub shrimp pink
hackle(s) - fuchsia/sunburst (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
shoulder - chukar dyed fuchsia (1 Tbs Rit Fuchsia/1 cup water)

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PRUF







Pheasant Rump Up Front

hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 rusty dun
tail - yarn hot orange
rib - small wire gold
body - Starburst dubbing tan
hackle - Cree
shoulder - pheasant rump
collar - pheasant aftershaft (loop dubbed)

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Hot Orange Octo-bumble







Hard to see but the Ice Dub is closer to sunburst than true orange.

hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange
tail - yarn hot orange
rib - small wire gold
body - Ice Dub orange
hackle(s) - hot orange/sunburst (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
1st shoulder - golden pheasant body feather red
2nd shoulder - hen grizzly dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)

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R/A Green Peterpus







Notional

hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 black
tail - yarn red
rib - small wire gold
body - Starburst dubbing olive
hackle - dark ginger
1st shoulder - golden pheasant body feather red
2nd shoulder - pheasant rump dyed olive

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