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Hi Guys,

Planning a little road trip from Utah to Idaho to fish some rivers and streams in or near the Frank Church area.

Was going to tie a bunch of hoppers/x-caddis/Wulff patterns.  What else should I tie? (Surface or sub-surface)

Speaking of hoppers: is there any material for the wings and legs that is less brittle, but at the same time doesn't lend to sinking the fly?  I have been using Hard as Nails on my Dave's hoppers.  I feel like it makes the wing case too brittle.

Thanks for the tips/pointers!

Cheers

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For treating the feather wings, try thinned Dave's Flexament. Cascade Crest Feather-Tuff, which comes in a pump bottle, also works.

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I tie foam body hoppers with rubber legs, for faster waters like those.  The Charlie Boy Hopper is close to what I use.  I use elk or deer hair for the wings,

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