Saturday, May 7, 2011

Joe's Hopper


Tie in red feather fiber tail


Tie in yellow whatever kind of yarn for the body and form a loop above the tail


Wrap the body forward and tie in the ribbing hackle


Wrap ribbing hackle forward an trim as show


Prepare the 2 matched turkey quill sections and tie in as shown


Tie in front hackle


Wrap front hackle tie off and you're done


Joe's Hopper

Hook: your favorite
Thread: white or yellow
Tail: red hackle fibers
Body: yellow yarn of your choice
Ribbing: brown hackle, trimmed
Wing: 2 matched turkey quill sections
Front hackle: brown and grizzly (I used a cree saddle)

Thanks for looking

Sorry for the crappy turkey wing slips. Thats what I had on hand. Off to the fly shop to get some better quality turkey!

3 comments:

carlp said...

One of my all time favorite hopper pattern along with Dave's Hopper. Great looking patterns when tied correctly.

e.m.b. said...

Elegant...

JGR said...

I starred this one, haven't seen it displayed in detail before. I was just getting ready to start stocking the boxes up for hoppers...Thanks. JGR