Schroeders Next Hopper

Ed Schroeder’s Parachute Hopper has been around since the eighties and has been a prolific fish catcher for those who have tuned into the strengths of this hopper pattern.
Fished smaller than larger foam patterns, its slim, low-riding profile presents as a realistic natural hopper as well as a caddis or even a small stonefly, resulting in limited scrutiny from stream trout before smashing the fly off the surface. The parachute post and hackle make the fly highly visible, and it rides very well for its size in broken water.

$4.00 each

NaturalTan
Barbless
14
Clear

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Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Water Types

Fast/brokenFast/broken
GlidesGlides
Medium/rifflesMedium/riffles
PoolsPools

Fly Uses

Attractor
Indicator
Natural

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The challenge with the Schroeder has been that fish smash it so readily when tuned into it that the natural materials are often shredded after two or three fish. We have substituted the traditional turkey quill wing and pheasant tail legs for a modern synthetic wing and supple rubber legs that aid the fly’s resilience, allowing you to continue to fish it after a quick shake of desiccant.
We recommend fishing the fly on 5X to avoid ‘spinning up’ finer tippets.
The fly is tied on a barbless dry fly hook, making it kinder on fish that often engulf a hopper pattern while enjoying excellent hookups.

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