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Paul may not be able to attend this as per DenniS -- so he may tackle the tying demo.

 

Tyer: Paul Fitt

Pattern: Paul’s Hopper

Hook #6 or #8 – 3x long

Thread 6/0 black

Body: Foam – closed cell in a variety of colors

 

Comment: Lately Paul has been working on realistic flies, but this time out he will throw us a curve by tying up his variation of an all foam hopper.

 

BEGINNER TYING:

 

Pattern: SA Hopper

Hook Wet fly - # 8 to # 14 - 2XL

Thread 6/0 or 8/0 tan

Tail: Red Deer Hair

Rib: Tan Hackle

Body: Yellow craft foam

Underwing: Crystal Flash

Wing: Natural Deer Hair

Thorax: Yellow Dubbing

Hackle Grizzly saddle

 

Comment: This pattern was developed by a Roman Scharabun, an NLFT&F member who passed away in 2005. The pattern evolved from a Sofa Pillow but was designed to

incorporate strike triggers and float in the surface film

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