Published Oct 15. 2023 - 4 months ago
Updated or edited Oct 15. 2023

GFA Hopper

Step by Step showing you how to tie the GFA Hopper fly.

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Hook: Mustad 9672, #4 - 12
Thread: UTC 140 Denier, Brown
Body: Peacock Herl and 2mm Closed Cell Foam, Brown
Wing: Deer Hair, Natural
Legs: Round Rubber legs, Medium Black
Head & Hot Spot: 2mm Closed Cell Foam, Brown and Orange

The GFA Hopper is a a wonderful fly that rides high on the water, is easy to tie and can be tied in many colors and hair combinations for all sorts of fishing situations. A great hopper pattern for coldwater and warmwater species and if you like... it is a a wonderful panfish fly in sizes 10 & 12! -- Enjoy

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