Fishing Fly tying

Fly tying: The Mop Hopper

Last week, I shared Tim Flagler’s video on building round rubber legs for terrestrial patterns. It’s a brilliant (and relatively simple) way of crafting rubber legs that always rest at that perfect 90-degree angle.

Above, Tim puts the method to use in his Mop Hopper pattern, a great high-floating terrestrial that trout will absolutely love. Here in the West, good weather is holding strong, and we’re still throwing big bugs and hungry trout. This is a pattern that should find its way into your fly box. And soon.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.