Friday, February 11, 2005

Best Hopper pattern for SE Idaho

Have you ever had the problem of never catching a fish on a Joe's or Dave's Hopper or similar pattern? After years of fishing SE Idaho streams during terrestrial season, I've found that the parahopper is by far the best pattern to consistently catch all kinds of trout. Use white calf tail for the parachute, mottled turkey quill for the wing case, "legs on a stick" (knotted pheasant tail), brown hackle, a cream/tan colored body material, and a size 4-10 hook and you'll be catching fish when all those joe and dave hopper folks are wondering what the fish are hitting. Check out for an image.

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