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Pattern BC Hopper
BC Hopper
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Category Terrestrials
Entered Wed, 01 Oct 2008
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Hook: TMC 5262 #4-10............... Thread: 3/0 Monocord, tan.............. Body: 3mm Tan Foam...................... Binder Strip: Scrap of 3mm foam.................. Adhesive: Zap-A-Gap................. Hopper Legs: Tan round rubber leg ............... Underwing: Mottled Tan Web Wing................ Flash: Rootbeer Krystal Flash................... Overwing: Elk Hair......................... Bullet Head: Natural Deer Hair.............. Front Legs: Tan round rubber legs............. Indicator: Pink McFlylon or Float Viz..............
Pattern Description
After several years of requests, I have finally decided to add the BC Hopper to the site (and none too soon, seeing as how I haven't had a chance to add a new fly for a couple of months now!) This fly is a collaboration between John Barr and I, as he came up with the idea for a super buoyant hopper to use as the "indicator" fly in his Hopper/Copper/Dropper rig. We played with several different ideas and configurations based off of my Charlie Boy Hopper pattern and finally came up with the Mother of all hoppers...the BC! These photos and directions are an excerpt from John's book, Barr Flies and I am telling you right now, if you don't already own this book you should call the shop right now and order it. As you all know, John is perhaps the single most innovative fly tyer of our time, and his book is a treasure trove of insight into his fly pattern development process. Charlie