This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Schroeders Parachute Hopper.
Developed in the 1970s by Ed Schroeder of Fresno, California, it was one of the first fly patterns to add the parachute post to increase visibility for the fly fisher. The body stays flush on the surface while the parachute hackle helps with flotation.
Most hopper patterns are tied with foam these days, but I enjoy fishing some of the old classics.
This is a fly I tied many years ago when I found the fly pattern in one of the fly tying books I own.
I decided to add this hopper pattern because it’s going to be over 70 degrees today!
Hopper season will be here soon!