February 25, 2024

The foam hopper is always a favorite of mine in terrestrial season here in Maryland. And this simple pattern, loosely based on Bill’s Hopper from the Federation of Fly Fishers “Pattern Encyclopedia,” has been one of my most productive flies.

  • Hook: #8-10 3x long
  • Thread: Any color, try to match the body
  • Body: 3mm foam, any color
  • Underbody: Crystal flash
  • Wing: Deer hair, natural
  • Legs: Rubber, any color

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