Published Dec 4. 2015 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 27. 2018

Joe's Hopper

The Joe's Hopper is a traditional and classic grasshopper pattern. The Joe's Hopper has been used for many years and continues to be a standard hopper pattern in most fisherman's fly box. The Joe's Hopper can be tied in either olive or yellow, with yellow being the most popular and effective. A simple and easy hopper pattern to tie. The Joe's Hopper is a great hopper pattern for the beginner fly tier and can be quickly mastered. A must have in any terrestrial fly box!

Joe's Hopper Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #06-12 Tiemco 5212
Thread: Hopper Yellow UTC 140
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers
Body1: Yellow McFlylon
Body2: Brown Whiting Rooster Cape Feather
Wing: Turkey Feather
Hackle: Grizzly and Brown Whiting Rooster Cape Feather


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