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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Tying an F-Fly Olive Hopper with Davie McPhail

Hoppers are a vital pattern for any Stillwater Trout angler, they're a hugely adaptable pattern that performs as a pulling wet or a dry fly.
Davie's F-Fly Variant of the Hopper pushes this adaptation one step further and it's a proper killer when the midge are hatching on Rivers or Lochs. Try a few in a variety of colours to keep you catching through the season.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help.



Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 10
Thread: Uni-8/0 Chartreuse
Rib: Uni-Pearl No.14
Body: Olive Seals Fur or SLF Dubbing
Legs: Pre-Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres
Wing: CDC Feathers
Thorax: Flu-Orange Seals Fur or SLF Dubbing
Head: Olive Seals Fur or SLF Dubbing

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of  Varnish, which he applied to the thread before whip-finishing. Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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