Home
About Us
Contact

Tips

Books
Presentations
Photography
     
 
Fly Fishing the Solitude-Montana
Fly Fishing Montana's Missouri River
Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Presentations
Alluring Photos for Publication

Dry Flies

Deer Hair Caddis

PMD Emerger

PMD Cripple

CDC Parachute

Parachute Adams

LaFontaine Royal Double Wing

LaFontaine Improved Buzz Ball

LaFontaine Caddis Emerger

Griffiths Gnat

Hi-Vis Parachute

Bucktail Caddis

Parachute Hopper Variant

Nymphs

Trapper's Lovebug

Pink Scud

Scudbug

Serendipity

Sparkle Caddis

Trapper's Woody

Trapper's Hit & Run

Lightening Bug

San Juan Worm

RS-2

The Nymph Formerly Known as Prince

Peacock Soft Hackle

Flashback Hare's Ear

 

Parachute Hopper Variant

Hook: Tiemco 5212 - 2xl, 2xf

Size: 10

Thread: 8/0 tan

Underbody: Foam, yellow segmented with tying thread

Overbody: Haretron dubbing, tan or palmered Ostrich herl, tan or light brown

Legs: Pheasant tail fibers tied in a knot for the joint

Underwing: Krystal Flash

Wing: Turkey, sprayed with Krylon Workable Fixatif

Post: Antron, white

Thorax: Haretron, tan

Hackle: Grizzly

Notes: I played around with plenty of hopper patterns and most of them worked just fine in the broken water of freestone streams. Most of them failed on tailwaters like the Missouri River as fish after fish came up, took a look and then flipped me the fin. Parachute patterns work much better and this one has been very productive over many years for both myself and hundreds of my fly fishing clients.

 

This fly pattern is excerpted from Fly Fishing Montana's Missouri River.

 

 

 

 

 

Home
About Us
Tips
Books
Presentations
Photography