This is a classic hopper designed by Mr. Dave Whitlock. This one was tied by Charlie Craven. Since it’s the middle of summer, I was thinking hoppers and couldn’t think of a better hopper pattern to post than this little darling. This is good to use whenever the grass hoppers are out. Give it a try!
Head over to Charlie’s Fly Box to see a step-by-step of how to tie Dave’s Hopper.
Hook: TMC 5262 #4-12
Thread: GSP 50, Brown
Tail: Red Deer Belly Hair
Hackle: Brown Rooster neck
Body: Yellow Poly Yarn
Wing: Mottled turkey quill, vinyl coated
Legs: Knotted Ringneck Pheasant Tail fibers
Head and Collar: Natural Deer Body Hair, spun and trimmed to shape