The Pink Pookie is a hopper pattern developed by Dean Reiner in Montana. The Pink Pookie imitates a grasshopper and the fish go crazy for it! The Pink body is much different than many other hopper patterns out there, but don’t be fooled by the bright appearance, this pattern really works!! It is usually tied in sizes #06 and #08, but larger and smaller versions can be tied. The best color is…of course…Pink. But many other anglers tie them in Tan, Yellow and Olive. A great terrestrial pattern to have in your summer Montana Hopper box!! Happy fly tying!
Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle
Pink Pookie Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #06-08 Tiemco 5212
Thread: Red Veevus 6/0
Underbody: Pink 2MM Thin Foam
Overbody: Tan 2MM Thin Foam
Wing: Natural Deer Hair or Elk Hair
Hot Spot: Orange 2MM Thin Foam
Legs: Yellow Grizzly Barred Rubber Legs
Glue: Brush On Zap A Gap
Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers
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