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Old 12-24-2008, 08:46 AM
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Default a simple terrestrial patter(grasshopper)

wondering how you make a grasshopper that is pretty easy to make without using foam, tried a couple of times but they come out like **** so any replies would be greatly appreciated thank you
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Hi Basher,

You will find that most hopper patterns tied today use some type of foam. Here is a Dave's Hopper that is a great hopper but probably harder to tye than a foam hopper.

Here is another one.

Here is a very simple foam hopper that will be easy to tye. If you don't have the two color foam you can color an all yellow piece. You can also use a piece of yellow poly yarn like in the second example.

Here is a link to Rainy's Flies & Supplies. They have some great foam. Also look at their foam flies. They may give you some ideas.

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Old 12-24-2008, 12:47 PM
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: a simple terrestrial patter(grasshopper)

This is a pattern that I tied up. If you have any questions on how to tie it let me know. This is great site to search for specific patterns!


Fly Recipes [dot] com - Fly Recipes and Fly Tying - Hot Hopper
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:07 PM
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Default Re: a simple terrestrial patter(grasshopper)

Here is another pic of the same hopper with a white post.
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Default Re: a simple terrestrial patter(grasshopper)

Hey,
Charlie's fly box has a number of patterns for hoppers. Charlie's FlyBox - Metro Denver, Colorado's Best Fly Fishing Retailer (flyshop) with online Fly Tying Tutorials I've used the Charlie Boy hopper with much success. It is an unusual and easy tie. A cheap source of foam is fun Foam available at wall mart in the crafts section. Comes in 2mm sheets in a variety of colors. I like www.flytyersdungeon.com for leg material. I can also recommend their deer hair(you get a giant patch that is the best spinning hair I've found). Hope this helps,Frogge.
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Default Re: a simple terrestrial patter(grasshopper)

Thanks for the link Frank. I really like that "simple foam hopper" pattern.
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This is a pattern that I tied up. If you have any questions on how to tie it let me know. This is great site to search for specific patterns!


Fly Recipes [dot] com - Fly Recipes and Fly Tying - Hot Hopper


Nice Site.... Thanks
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Default Re: a simple terrestrial patter(grasshopper)

You know how it is, if you find a fly that works, you never fish a different pattern.

That's the case with my hoppers. I tie a parachute hopper and there is no foam anywhere near it. Some others have some pictures that are similar so I wont add to it. I will say it works great for me and I fish it whenever I see them along the stream or from my hike to the water from my car.
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