Hey Martin, a while back I read an article by a fly magazine "expert" stating that legs were unnecessary on hopper patterns. This has not been my experience. I usually use silicon/rubber strands for my hopper's kicker legs. They seem to excite the fish more than anything else I've tried. What do you think of tying without legs?
Thanks For the thoughts Martin. I fish one stream where hoppers make up most of the summer meal ticket. The trout get real picky after a few catch and release episodes. The long legged hopper I posted as my first fly here seemed to fool them again and again. Maybe I just have a strain of dumber trout though.
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