This pattern came about from a good friend of mine wanting a small hopper pattern. Up in south park there as an abundance of tiny hoppers in the grass along the creeks and rivers. The DH Hopper has been around for a while and has had many versions. Enjoy
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
|Size 12 Mini DH Hopper TMC2488 Hook|
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Playing around at the vise today tried a different hook on my "D" rib golden stone nymph. I have seen a few stones tied a scud hook, so I thought I would give it a try. I like the looks of the fly on the current hook that I use but my current hook is a little week. First needed to figure out what size scud hook compared to the size of hook was comparable to the hook I was tying on. Here are a few pictures of the results. My first impression is I like what I see. Going to try to get out later this week and give them a try and see if the fish agree.
|Size 8 scud hook versus size 12 3xl|
|Size 6, Size 8 & Size 10 Scud hooks|
|Size 8, Size 6 and Size 10 scud hooks|
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Found a slick new way to store all of the different beads that I have. The tray is from a company called Bead Storage Solutions. Here are a few pictures of what it looks like filled up. It also has a clear plastic lid the covers the tray and locks into place. Here is a link to the web site to purchase them.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Just recently came up with a way to short videos from the tiers point of view. I did post a new video for the DH Hopper revised just recently and that was shot from the tiers point of view. I don't know if it makes a difference but I think it will be helpful to the beginning fly tier. I did get a couple requests to see my set up for shooting videos from the tiers point of view. Here are a few pictures showing my set up. Bought a inexpensive spotting scope mount for a car window and then made a wood stand to mount it too. I'm setting the stand on my key board tray and using a small spring to hold it to the tray. It is actually fairly easing to work around. Please let me know if you have questions
Sunday, October 5, 2014
In the last couple weeks I've been able to come up with a way to shoot my videos from the tiers point of view. Here is my first video from the tiers point of view. The video is the revised DH Hopper. Let me know what you think. More videos to come this way