Fly of the Month For February TRAIL HOPPERS February 12 2016
The CJ’s Trail Hopper
This Fly is a condensed version of a Gurgler with a little more Foam and Buoyancy. It really Wiggles a splashes in the water. This is one of my favorite Bass Flies in the Everglades and even on the Clear lakes in Highlands County. We tie this fly in lots of colors, but these pictured are the best colors I have found. This fly was originally tied for Snook and Tarpon on the Trail Canals, but has quickly become my favorite for Bass in the Glades. You can see them in person at the Shop or check them out on line at www.mikesbaithouse.com
Easy to tie and to Fish.
Flat Waxed Nylon Thread
Gamakatsu B10S or Mustad Signature BLN52S Size 2
Craft Foam Color of Choice.
Pola Fiber or Craft Fur, Either works well
Medium Pearl Estaz or your choice of Color but pearl can work for all Foam Colors
Couple of Strands of Flash either Polarflash or Flashabou.