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Dave Whitlock’s Hopper


Hook: Tiemco 5212, #8 – #12.
Thread: 3/0 monocord, yellow.
Legs: Yellow-dyed grizzly hackle, trimmed and knotted.
Overwing: Speckled oak turkey wing quill segment coated with Dave’s Flexament.
Tail: Red-dyed deer hair.
Body: Yellow, tan or olive polypropylene or foam, tied extended.
Rib: Brown hackle, clipped.
Underwing: Pale yellow or gold-dyed deer hair.
Collar: Deer hair.
Head: Deer hair, clipped to shape.


For the full text featuring this fly, refer to the August 2001 issue.


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