Davie McPhail tying an Easy Tye Foam Hopper/Cricket

This week, Davie ties an easy Hopper pattern due to popular demand! A simple yet effective fly, this foam hopper is a great way to practice your tying and is highly adaptable to different locations and environments by simply changing the colour of your materials as Davie says in the video, as seen with Fulling Mill's Grasshoppers with Olive and Tan foam.

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. Without further ado, here's Davie McPhail tying an Easy Foam Hopper.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium Sz12
Thread: Uni - 8/0 Rusty Brown
Body: Thin Tan Foam and Rootbeer Diamond Brite, which can be substituted for extremely similar Hends - Spectra Dubbing: Cinnamon #33 or any other colour of your choosing if you adapt the pattern to your area's hoppers!
Wing: Elk Hair and White Aero Dry Wing
Legs: Black and Yellow Rubber Legs
Thorax: Hends - Spectra Dubbing: Cinnamon #33 or any other substitute.
Head: Thin Tan Foam

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!