Fly & Field presents...
Dave Whitlock's Hopper
(Finished fly pictured below.)
Hook: Tiemco 5263 or 5212 size to suit
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Body: Yellow yarn with a trimmed palmered hackle
Wing: Flexament treated Turkey tail
Legs: Knotted trimmed hackles
Head: Deer hair
- Tie in red hackle fibers and trimmed brown hackle. Wind the body with yarn just beyond the 3/4 point of the hook.
- Palmer the hackle forward and tie off. Prepare the turkey wing with Flexament and tie in.
- Tie in one leg on each side.
- Tie in deer hair in two applications with the first being the collar and the second, the head.
For a close-up look at 4 stages in the creation of this fly, tied by Marcos Vergara, click on the Hopper above. (One image per page, app. 15k each.)