The Black Hopper is probably one of the most popular dry flies used on the still water scene. It is a great buggy looking generic dry fly which can be used to represent an array of terrestrial type flies including hawthorn, adult buzzer and heather fly. This pattern also makes a great addition to a wet fly cast when fished as part of a team of wets.
Hook- Dry Fly Size 12.
Legs- Knotted Black Pheasant tail Fibres.
Overall length- Approx 22-24mm.
Hackle- Dyed Black. Hen Hackle
Tail- Black Cock Fibres.
Body-Black thread (varnished).
International Comp legal- Yes.