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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Tying the Grizzly Bibio Hopper with Davie McPhail

The Grizzly Bibio Hopper is a dropper style fly that can be used in a wide variety of situations.  Originally inspired by small craneflies blowing onto the lake and "hopping" from wave to wave, this style has become a modern classic effective as a general representation of many different terrestrial and aquatic insects.

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. Time to tie a Grizzly Bibio Hopper, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Ribs: Small Silver Wire and Small Uni-Mylar Pearl No.16 Body: Black, Red and Black Seals Fur or Sub in equal parts. Body Hackle: Black Cock Legs: Dyed Black Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres Head Hackle: Grizzle Hen
Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

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

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