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Old 08-11-2003, 09:34 PM
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Used a a strike indicator with a dropper nymph tied to the hook bend.
Story: Developped locally by Mike Guinn who got tired of having large trout try to eat his strike indicator.... seriously. I work the fly close to the bank and hunt large snouts that I see rising but taht are not consistent risers. So far I'm 60% on the hopper and 40% on the dropper nymph.

Body: Foam strip (Orange, yellow, tan, brown) with a palmered red/brown hackle
Underwing: Moose mane
Wing: Yellow or white deer hair
Front Hackle: Two large red/brown feathers

Remember, the design is used as a strike indicator as much as an edible hopper so the fly is quite bulky, shown as a size 6
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