The Joe’s Hopper fly pattern is a popular and effective fly pattern used in fly fishing.
It was created by Joe Messinger in the 1950s and is designed to imitate a grasshopper, which is a common food source for many types of fish.
The Joes Hopper pattern typically consists of a large, buoyant body made of closed-cell foam in colors such as green, yellow, or tan.
The foam body is shaped to resemble a grasshopper with black or brown stripes to create a more realistic appearance.
Joe’s Hopper is most commonly used in the summer and fall when grasshoppers are abundant and active. It is particularly effective when fished in or around grassy areas along river banks or in open meadows.
The fly can be fished on its own or in combination with other dry flies or nymphs in a dropper rig. It is especially effective for catching trout, bass, and panfish.
Usually available in the following color variations: Green | Tan | Yellow
Usually available in the following hook sizes: 8 | 10 | 12 | 14