Tublar Hopper

Lance Egan - July, 2019

Several years ago while preparing to participate in a Green River single fly event I was introduced to a popular Rio Verde guide pattern called a Tootsie Roll. My friends at Spinner Fall Guide Service, Scott Barrus, and Charlie Card, convinced me that the way to do well in that event was to fish a dry fly, particularly the Tootsie Roll. The Tubular Hopper is a variation of the Tootsie Roll and has been producing well for me whenever fish are on smallish hoppers. Like most flies I fish, this is a fairly simple pattern, and for a hopper, is a relatively fast tie. With its Tubular foam body and trigger point wing it is a buoyant pattern that fishes well on its own or with a dropper. Add the magic of coachman brown hackle and some legs and you can’t miss (though I hope you get many opportunities to miss fish) with this little hopper pattern.

~ Lance

Also, if you are interested in floating the Green River with some really fishy guys, check out the Spinner Fall guys at www.flyfishgreenriver.com.

Material List
  • Hook: Gamakatsu R18-B Multi-Purpose Hook - 10
  • Thread: MFC Premium Fly Tying Thread - Light Brown - 6/0
  • Legs: UNI Flexx - Camel
  • Body: Foam Cylinders - Tan - 3/16"
  • Hackle: Brown
  • Wing: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - Caddis Western Gray
  • Tools Used: Renzetti Master Vise,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

$9.49
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
UNI Flexx
UNI Flexx

UNI Flexx

$3.25
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

$3.99
Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook
Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook

Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook

$6.99
Foam Cylinders
Foam Cylinders

Foam Cylinders

$3.25
TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook
TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

$8.25
Gamakatsu R18-B Multi-Purpose Hook
Gamakatsu R18-B Multi-Purpose Hook

Gamakatsu R18-B Multi-Purpose Hook

$6.95
Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph
Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

$7.25
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

$3.50
Umpqua U103 Nymph & Streamer Hook - 50 pack
Umpqua U103 Nymph & Streamer Hook - 50 pack

Umpqua U103 Nymph & Streamer Hook - 50 pack

$7.00
Mustad Signature R73 Nymph & Streamer Hook
Mustad Signature R73 Nymph & Streamer Hook

Mustad Signature R73 Nymph & Streamer Hook

$4.99
Daiichi XPoint X710 - 2XL Nymph Hook
Daiichi XPoint X710 - 2XL Nymph Hook

Daiichi XPoint X710 - 2XL Nymph Hook

$8.35
Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special
Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special

Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special

$11.00
Renzetti Master Vise
Renzetti Master Vise

Renzetti Master Vise

$699.99