Do you like fly fishing with hoppers? I do! I always have a selection of Charlie Boy Hoppers on hand, usually in sizes 8-12. I like using a streamer hook to help the fly land properly on the water. others use a TMC 100 sizes 8 to 10 most often.
Be sure to have a:
Sharpie to make some eyes.
Charlie Boy Hopper (Charlie Craven originator)
Hook: TMC 100 sizes 8-12 or streamer hook e.g. Mustad 9672 sizes 8-18
Thread: UTC 70 or 140-color to match foam
Body: 2 mm foam
Under Wing: Optional-Web Wing, Dura Wing, etc (punched outwith a wing cutter)
Flashabou-colour to match
Wing: Deer Hair
A basic Charlie Boy Hopper has tan foam, some rubber legs and a deer hair wing.