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Old 04-24-2014, 08:31 PM
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:34 PM
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Very nice, that'll get their attention! What hook is that?
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:38 PM
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great detail in that hopper

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Old 04-24-2014, 08:58 PM
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Very nice, that'll get their attention! What hook is that?
It's an Eagle Claw Aberdeen 202/1/0. The hooks are kinda bouncy to tie on when you get to eye....but they work good enough for me at the cost. I'd tie on stouter hooks if I expected 10 pounders. I fish them on a 2x tippet and have yet to have a problem.

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You'll prolly notice the fly doesn't have leg's or "kickers", Dave started tying them with legs in the late '70's as I recall.
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Nice job. Is it fishable or a wall hanger?
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You'll prolly notice the fly doesn't have leg's or "kickers", Dave started tying them with legs in the late '70's as I recall.
Nicely tied fly. IIRC, the legs were suggested or added by Jay Buchner [sp?]. I recall them being offered as Jay-Dave's Hoppers by some shops. The kickers are great, but your tie is a classic.
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Nice job. Is it fishable or a wall hanger?

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I have a window ledge next to me and after I tie a fly like this it sits perched in a test clip until the next fly I have a hankering to tie up, then it's removed from the clip and gets entombed in a fly box as a memory. My real hopper fishing fly is Mike Lawson's Henry Fork Hopper.
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Nicely tied fly. IIRC, the legs were suggested or added by Jay Buchner [sp?]. I recall them being offered as Jay-Dave's Hoppers by some shops. The kickers are great, but your tie is a classic.
Haven't heard the name Jay Buchner in ages so I went a goggle-ing .......Jay Dave's Hopper - 23:59

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Now that is a nice hopper. Could be in a magazine!!!!
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Rescued Dave's Hoppers:

......" go ahead and have a look and see if there's anything in there you'd like". I pulled the white 5 gallon bucket over between my legs and peered in . It certainly looked like a garage sale bucket full of unwanted bargain priced stuff. "It's stuff that Jack Trueblood brought to us....he's selling off a bunch of things that are collecting dust in his garage that belonged to his father.....Do you know of Ted Trueblood?".

"Of course I know Ted Trueblood....He's a hero!"

I picked up an ole well worn Medalist with the agate line guide out of the bucket and grinned...." how much?"

"Well you can have it"

Voice from the back....." sorry but I already promised that reel to someone else".

I poked around and rummaged a battered plastic fly box from the bucket and popped the lid.....my eyes widened. "You don't know what you have here !" I recognized Dave Whitlocks work instantly. Several Hoppers and A couple of Crickets in pristine condition.

"How much are they worth?" I gagged and said "Oh maybe $300-500 a piece".

THEY WERE HEADED FOR THE DENVER DUMP !!!
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Dave was a drinkin', smokin' and a tying on his Thompson A......

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