Published Dec 11. 2020 - 3 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 26. 2022

GFI Hopper

This pattern is awesome for trout, sunfish, bass, and anything that will eat a grasshopper. It also can be tied in black to mimic a cricket really easily as well. Its a quick, very effective, foam indicator type fly. In fact, ive heard its named "GFI" because its a "General Foam Indicator". Again, simple, generic, foam type fly. I think I like this pattern better than a Chernobyl ant personally as it seems to get more wary fish to nibble, and is slightly easier to tie. These are awesome little patterns, that are so versatile. I have tied them very large, with a thicker foam, and very small as well. They also can be tied in so many different colors. So give it a try!

As always I am adding a list of the materials below. Keep in mind I use Risen fly materials whenever I can. Their quality is great, and their prices are unmatched for similar quality products. Best of all, I got you all a discount. Type in McFly at checkout to get your 15% off of everything in their shop.

Hooks: Risen Barbless Nymph 9231 (you don't need dry fly hooks with these, they float so well) -
Thread: Veevus 10/0 in light Cahill -
Dubbing: UV2 Diamond Bright in copper/olive -!other
Body: 2mm Fly Foam in Gold (and a bright color for accent) -
Wing: Elk Hair -
Legs: MFC Centipede Legs in Medium -
Cement: Super Glue -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Dr. Slick all purpose -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
Hair Stacker: Griffin regular stacker -


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