- Mar 14, 2012
- Lancaster, PA
Thanks for the suggestions, dc and tigereye. I don't mind spinning deer hair on muddlers and blair mice, so I'll try some Letort hoppers.
I definitely will be tying the Charlie Boy hopper once I get some foam.
You will need to grease the Letort Hoppers to keep them up on top and they ride right in the film and can be difficult to see at times depending on the type of water and size of fly you are fishing. The Charlie Boy hopper will obviously float like a cork due to the amount of foam in the pattern. I did pretty well using a size 14 Charlie Boy in chartruese foam last summer as the top of a hopper/dropper rig for small wild brownies and native brook trout.