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
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
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
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
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
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

$10.99
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
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

$7.50
Foam Cylinders
Foam Cylinders

Foam Cylinders

$3.25
Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph
Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

$7.25
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
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

$719.99