RIO's Blade Runner Hopper // Perfect for "Hopper Dropper" Setups
RIO's Blade Runner Grasshopper Pattern
There is no better hopper for a "hopper dropper" rig than the Blade Runner. It seems to prevent tangles, floats consistently rather than laying on its SIDE, and catches fish with or without a nymph below it. The white poly wing is easy to see, helps it float great, and will insure you don't lose track of this fly in mixed light.
The little #14 sizes are excellent in small streams, especially swift water when a fly that floats great is essential.
This bad boy has a wide platform that makes a beautiful splat when hammering grassy banks. The white poly wing is easy for the angler to see, and the thick, two-tone foam body has plenty of buoyancy to suspend your favorite dropper.