Pro Tips: Top 5 Hopper-Dropper Combos

‘Tis the season for fishing hopper-dropper rigs in much of the country, as these meaty terrestrials offer the best bang for the buck for trout. But there are lots of hopper patterns and lots of nymphs to choose from. How do you know what to tie on? Curtis Fry of Fly Fish Food shares five great combos, based on the experience of the staff at the shop, and he explains the benefits of each. Click the links below to buy or tie these productive patterns.

1. Fat Albert + Red Dart

2. Morrish Hopper + CDC French Jig

3. Thunder Thighs + Idaho Stank

4. Schroeder’s Parachute Hopper + Spanish Bullet

5. Chubby Chernobyl + Tasmanian Devil

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