Flies & Fly Tying Miss Knobby X Hopper

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  • #889275

    learn2fly
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    Hi all,

    I’m struggling to find a pattern for this fly online anywhere.
    I think I can work it out enough to do a passble version but there’s an underwing that looks like it might be pheasant tippets?

    Any tips will be much appreciated!

    #889284

    micmac3701
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    chenille body

    stacked (not spun) deer hair

    pheasant church window

    Its a snowy hopper with rubber legs which Geoff Hall tied.

    #889287

    micmac3701
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    p.s. Geoff would laugh at my petite versions, his were as big as budgies and every fish in the pool knew when they landed.

    #889288

    paul.barnes
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    Hi Mate

    I tie heaps of these hoppers each year.  I copied them from the GVFF website many years ago and even mentioned them in my article back in issue #101.  Happy to show you how to tie them if you are interested.  I use a tiemco 5352 hook (10), yellow chenille for the body, a mixture of yellow, green and brown/tan deer hair.  There are pheasant tippets on the sides as legs, a pheasant feather from the cape/neck as the underwing and then you have white and black rubber legs. Using an occy strap and using a texta is a cheap and effective method as mentioned by Geoff.  Let me know if you want me to add some steps or to have a link up to show you.

    Regards,  Paul

     

    #889301

    Tocs
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    One of best hopper patterns I’d say.

    #889363

    learn2fly
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    Thanks for the replies gents!

    I’ll have a go based on the information provided and post results.

    It was the pheasant feather underwing that had me baffled, other photos I’ve seen of this fly don’t show it as clearly.

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    Kiwioz
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    learn2fly
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    #889384

    learn2fly
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    Just want to add that I had recently re-read your article Paul and that’s what sparked my interest in tying this fly. Can’t have too many hopper patterns!

     

    #889385

    paul.barnes
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    Thanks Mate.  Ill  tie some flies this weekend. If you want some photos of the Knobby X, just let me know and I can show you a few steps.  This season was pretty quite on the Rubicon in terms of hoppers but the willow grubs made up for it.  I’m not much of an expert in front of the camera, but I wore a G-pro for a few sessions this season.  The second fish on the video below was on the Miss Knobby Hopper. It was a lovely fish in that water.  BTW, the Commonwealth is a real go to as well.

    #889396

    Moderator 3
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    Learn2fly, only you can see as thread creator can see private responses in this thread (apart from admins) so Kiwioz (not Paul as previously posted 🥴) cannot see your reply with your email address.

    #889397

    learn2fly
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    Nice video Paul, just the thing for a cold winter night in Melbourne.

    I’ve never seen so many snakes in any other location than I’ve seen on that section of the Rubicon in summer.

    The commonwealth hopper has been my go to as well, simple to tie and fish love it.

    #889398

    learn2fly
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    Oh ok, Kiwi do you mind leaving your email in a private response so that I can then email you?

    There is no way for me to reply privately to give you my email address unfortunately.

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    Kiwioz
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    #890240

    learn2fly
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    It took way longer than expected to get hold of some church window feathers.

    Should the deer hair be way shorter?

     

     

     

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