Originally Posted by John Desjardins
Pete, Interesting that you should mention using Turks Tarantula as a hopper pattern. It's struck me more as a big stonefly rather than a hopper. It worked real well for me fished with a split shot 2 feet ahead of it the past.
This may call for a completely different thread but we'll start here.
John, why a split shot on a dry fly? I have a technique that I use (learned from the French) and am very curious as to the philosophy behind your technique.