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    Default Claret hopper



    Hook: TMC 200R #16
    Body: Pheasant tail (dyed claret)
    Rib: Copper wire
    Legs: Pheasant tail (dyed black)
    Hackle: Grizzly claret
    Thread: Danvilles 6/0 claret

    Tied small for when trout start to become wary of fly lines and tippets! I like this pattern, by simply clipping the hackle you can really get it down into the surface film and the slight curve of the hook keeps those legs enticingly just below the film.

    Regards

    Iain
    Last edited by olive_dabbler; 13-01-2018 at 03:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Claret hopper

    Nice fly. That should get you a few fish.
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    Default Re: Claret hopper

    Nice dressing, very sparse, is that a hans W pattern?
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    Default Re: Claret hopper

    Quote Originally Posted by garethdebi View Post
    Nice dressing, very sparse, is that a hans W pattern?
    Not sure, the sparseness has his characteristic style, however, the 200R tends to be a hook used a lot in the US but not so much in Europe.

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