Hoppers my Style
These hoppers were the top dropper on my cast on every early morning on Loch Leven and when fish were rising on Rutland I never had them off. Claret being my top colour choice with blacks and olives not far behind.
Tied on Kamasan hooks and with the legs knotted by myself by hand and tweezers I do take pride on my hoppers. I also tie the legs hanging down which is different to the normal tied on top and to the sides, but hey never did me any harm, especially when I caught the first ever double figure fish from Loch Leven all 10lb 3ozs of it.
I do like this fly and I normally fish it as a top dropper with the bibio emerger in the middle and the Hare's ear suspender buzzer on the point giving me complete coverage from buzzer to emerger to full adult.
Materials used to tie the fly are on this site also
Rib: - Veniards Medium Pearl Lurex
Body: - Seal's Fur or CandyFloss Dubbing
Thread : - Sheer Wisp 14/0 Burnt Orange or Black
Legs: - Cock Pheasant Natural, 2 fibers per leg Knotted
Hackle: - Natural Red Game Cock 3/4 turns
Hook: - Kamasan B405 (Barbed) or Definite Advange (Barbless) Dry Fly Hooks
IMPORTANT as I tie all these flies myself there is normally a wait time of up 10 weeks so please make sure you leave ample time when you are ordering. If you require them quicker then please contact me first.