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
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
UNI Flexx
UNI Flexx

UNI Flexx

$3.25
Gamakatsu R18-B Multi-Purpose Hook
Gamakatsu R18-B Multi-Purpose Hook

Gamakatsu R18-B Multi-Purpose Hook

$6.95
Foam Cylinders
Foam Cylinders

Foam Cylinders

$3.25
Renzetti Master Vise
Renzetti Master Vise

Renzetti Master Vise

$699.99