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Fly Days of August: Chernobyl Hopper

August 24th, 2009 · No Comments

What an ugly fly. It must catch fish. The Chernobyl Hopper is a fantastic pattern to cast to the banks, with a small bead-head hanging from the bend.

Chernobyl Hopper

Chernobyl Hopper

Dead Chernobyl Hopper

Dead Chernobyl Hopper

Chernobyl Hopper

  • Hook: Hopper hook, TMC 5263, size 6 or 8
  • Body: 2 strips of 2mm tan craft foam
  • Body: Tan superfine dubbing, ribbed with a brown saddle hackle
  • Legs: 4 sets of sili-legs or tan rubber legs segmented with a sharpie
  • Indicators: Yellow & Orange foam

Tip on cutting the foam bodies: measure a hook gap from the edge of the foam sheet, then cut an entire strip of that width. Then you can cut several pieces to length and trim the corners off.

Tags: Fly Tying

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