Jack Cabe Hopper – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Pattern

Created by Jack Cabe, a western North Carolina fly tier, this hopper is an extremely buoyant pattern that can easily be seen in fast or broken water. (By the fish and the fisherman.) While it may look more like a caddis or stonefly from underneath it is still an excellent attractor pattern.

Recipe
Hook: #10-16 dry fly
Thread: Black
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers
Body: Molehair dubbing (or semi-buggy tan fur)
Wing: Calftail, light brown or white
Hackle: Grizzly and brown dry fly hackle

Author: Matt O

1 thought on “Jack Cabe Hopper – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Pattern

  1. This fly works very well on the Stillwater river in Montana. We use a variant of the original by putting on rubber legs, also a tan wings works better here.

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