Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle
The Morrish Hopper is a super realistic hopper pattern developed by fly tying mastermind Ken Morrish. It combines the perfect grasshopper profile with real world fishability. The Morrish Hopper not only looks like a hopper….but it really does fish with the best of them! It can be tied in several color variations, including the realistic colors Tan and Olive, but do not underestimate some of the “wild” colors, such as Pink, Purple and Chartreuse. These colors catch just as many fish as the Natural colors. Remember….it is definitely all about the preparation of this fly. Once you have the bodies and legs prepped, the rest is a breeze!
Now lets see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers
Morrish Hopper Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #06-12 Tiemco 5212
Thread: Tan UNI 6/0 or UNI 8/0
Body: 2x – Tan 2MM Foam and 1x – Yellow 2MM Foam
Top Body: Red or Orange 2MM Foam
Legs: Tan or Yellow Medium or Small Grizzly Barred Rubber Legs
Glue: Brush On Zap A Gap
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Here are some links to some other bugger flies we carry from Umpqua. Good if you don’t have time to tie them or just need some quick! Check them out here.