MSU Mini Hopper
Hoppers in the summertime can be so much fun to fish. The aggressive eats on the top are enough to make a grown man smile, and this one here giggle like a kid again. As I began my tying experience though, I was scared and intimidated to tie them. This pattern is one that is a must have in your box because it is effective, versatile, durable taking a beating, and a quick tie. This is why we classify this as one of our Guide Series Flies. These patterns are so fun to tie and fish. This pattern can be effectively fished during a Caddis hatch as well, making it extremely versatile. The color options are endless with this.
We supplemented poly yarn for the deer or elk hair. This makes this fly more durable, lighter, and extremally fast to tie. This fly is a micro or mini hopper and is a great early season attractor pattern fished as an indicator. This technique allows you to double your indicator with the opportunity to catch fish with it. The local native Cutthroat can't resist taking these with any opportunity. Make sure to have some of these tied up in your box.
Short 60 Second Quick Tutorial
If you don't want to spend the time on a full video this will give you just what you need to tie this pattern.
Hook: Moonlit Competition Barbless Hook ML052 sz10-18
Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed 12/0 Pale Grey
Body: 2mm Tying Foam/Semperfli Micro Fritz Grey
Legs: Rubber Legs
Indicator: Semperfli Orange Poly Yarn
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