Hopper Buck

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Hopper Buck

Postby ScottP » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:15 am

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A vintage Wisconsin fly. Apparently a hex nymph/emerger; not sure where the name comes from since it's neither a hopper or have any bucktail in it.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #6
thread - Danville Monocord yellow
tail - hackle fibers brown
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing cream (yellow optional)
wing - woodduck flank
hackle - brown saddle


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Scott
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Re: Hopper Buck

Postby daringduffer » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:40 am

Cool fly nevertheless!

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Re: Hopper Buck

Postby tie2fish » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:11 am

Nicely done, Scott.
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Re: Hopper Buck

Postby letumgo » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:34 pm

Scott - Do you know the originator of the pattern? I will see if I can track it down in a couple of my books. Beautiful fly. It reminds me of some of the features of a light cahill pattern.
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Re: Hopper Buck

Postby ScottP » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:35 pm

Ray,

Here's the site where I found it

http://fbnguideservice.com/fly-patterns/

The author wasn't sure of the fly's origins, either.

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Re: Hopper Buck

Postby letumgo » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:08 pm

Scott - I looked thru a half dozen books this evening, trying unsuccessfully to track down the origin of this pattern. I could not find anything helpful. Thanks for the link. Looks like a great site.

Edit - I did find a pattern called a "Hopper Buck" attributed to George Grant (of woven hair pattern fame) The pattern is listed on page 120 of a book called "Modern Terrestrials - Tying and Fishing the Worlds Most Effective Patterns", by Rick Takahashi & Jerry Hubka. Unfortunately the fly in the book looks nothing like yours. They are probably different patterns, with a the same name.
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Re: Hopper Buck

Postby DOUGSDEN » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:04 am

Scott,
Do your talents know no limits? Your tying is exceptional and your patterns are prolific! What a great combination! It's always good to see your name on the "marquee"(spelling I am not so good at).
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Re: Hopper Buck

Postby Johnno » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:46 am

Nice. What's your head varnish? It works nicely
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Re: Hopper Buck

Postby ScottP » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:40 am

Thanks all. Head varnish is just a couple coats of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails.

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Re: Hopper Buck

Postby WiFlyfisher » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:10 pm

ScottP wrote:Ray,

Here's the site where I found it

http://fbnguideservice.com/fly-patterns/

The author wasn't sure of the fly's origins, either.

Regards,
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Scott, Damien Wilmot who is a friend of mine and is the owner of Fly By Night Guide Service, states in his dressing a "Wing: Mallard Flank". You have stated "woodduck flank".

The only reason I point this out is I am working on the history of various Wisconsin trout fly patterns including this pattern. The Internet is full of fly patterns that people call the original when they are not quite the same dressings as the original. I have not found out what the original dressing for the Hopper Buck pattern was, nor if truly a Wisconsin pattern, but hopefully I will get more time to follow some other leads on this pattern.

It would be great when you tie all these nice patterns you reference the source you got it from.
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