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Clay's Hopper

tied by kayakflyfisher
Fly Type: Terrestrials & Midges,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: Hoppers/Crickets,
Material List:
Mustad streamer hook size 8 to 12
Hen hackle fiber
Rayon embroidery thread in two contrasting colors
Antron dubbing
6/0 thread
Craft foam
Centipede legs in medium and small sizes

Tying Instructions: Wrap thread into hook bend
Tie in 6 to 8 hackle fibers
Tie in two contrasting colors of embroidery thread
Weave using overhand knot method to just past halfway mark of hook shank
Apply dubbing to just behind hook eye
Tie in isoceles triangle of craft foam to form upper part of body. Tie in forward of this point to form head, whip finish and apply head cement
Tie in medium sized centipede material for legs.
Make a hole in head area with a bodkin, insert threader and pull a length of small centipede material to form antennae. Secure with super glue.

Originated by Dirk Burton and named for my son Clay
Presentation Tips: Cast to a brush pile and twitch the rod tip. Alternately use as a strike indicator for a Cajun Tickler or Tussle Bug

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