Martin Burch @flyfishfans
4 years ago

Tomsus supreme hopper on size eight hook. Sometimes you just gotta get foamy.

Jonatan
4 years ago

Good hopper , very nice . what size ?

Martin Burch @flyfishfans
4 years ago

Size 10 cutters. Size 8 hook

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

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?

Jonatan
4 years ago

Thank you

Martin Burch @flyfishfans
4 years ago

Bill, I'm a leg man myself. Never tied or tossed a legless hopper pattern. I think wiggly legs are important for #panfish.

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

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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