Hopper Parachute


A fly pattern by a renowned Japanese Fly fisher, Keichiro Iwai. An obvious and very effective imitation of grass hoppers. Personally I have found this fly working exceptionally well for brown trouts, both in Japan and Australia. To me works better than any other hopper pattern.
Hook:TMC 102Y
Body:Yellow Deer Hair
Rib:Brown Mono Cord
Under Wing:Yellow Guinea Hen Hackle
Over Wing:Yellow Deer Hair
Wing Post:Yellow Calf Tail
Thorax:Peacock Herl
Hackle:Brown, parachute style