Schroeder's Parachute Hopper

Fishing this high-floating hopper dry fly is as effective as it is fun.


Hopper dry fly fishing is about as good as it gets in the late summer and fall when the grasshoppers are plentiful and the warm winds are blowing them out of the grass into the streams. Fish key in on these big dry flies due to the abundance of calories in one big hopper. On open grassland rivers in the West, there is no better time of the year. Try fishing this very visible parachute dry fly pattern anytime you see hoppers in the grass near rivers. Color, Olive, Tan.
Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 3.6 / 5 based on 8 reviews


6 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 2/5

    Unsatisfactory Para Hopper - 7/2/2015
    By: from Newtown, PA

    I ordered 20 size 10 Tan Schroeder's Parachute Hoppers. I sent them back because the body was grey rather than tan and the hackle was too sparse. They were not up to the quality one would expect from Orvis.

  • 2/5

    Terrible Tie - 8/13/2014
    By: from Hurricane, WV

    Bought some of diff sizes late july. The dubbing is very loose and half of them don't even taper back. Also, the legs are not done very well, most especially small sizes have too many strands and none are glued at end as they should be. Tried them anyway, smaller sized floated on their SIDES ! Honest!!! Was using 6x and 7x too. Do not buy until they change fly tyer.

  • 3/5

    Hackle Comes Loose - 4/18/2013
    By: from Billings, MT

    Great fly! Catches fish and trout love this hopper pattern. However, hackle pulls loose and unwinds quickly. NOT tied very well IMO.

  • 3/5

    Easy to see! - 11/11/2012

    The fly is well tied with quality materials. The white indicator makes it easy to see on the water. It attracted trout in early September in Yellowstone. I was glad I had it in my box!

  • 5/5

    Quality Hopper - 10/8/2012
    By: from Phoenix, AZ
    Top 25 Contributor

    Well tied fly - great imitation for Arizona's small mountain streams.

  • 4/5

    Parachute hopper - 12/30/2011
    By: from Ramapo river. New Jersey

    This fly is great to fish from roll casting tO dead drifting. The flies from or is are always very durable and top quality. During the late summer time, this is a go-to fly for me. I have heard it works on trout but, I have caught more bass than trout on it. It might be the fact that there is more bass than trout by me. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Nice Hopper - 7/17/2011

    Landed a 16" fat rainbow on this hopper today in a very small stream that usually yields 10" fish. This hopper coaxed the big one out!

  • 5/5

    Fish Go 'Hopping' Mad - 2/13/2010
    By: from Edison N.J.

    During late summer when temperatures are humid and evening breezes flush hoppers from the shoreline into the river; this pattern replicates the silloutte of a hopper at rest. The post aids in easy tracking of the fly under such conditions as hazy fog or during twilight. Roll casting this fly and letting it sit for at least 30 seconds is key in illiciting strikes from fish that might be wairy of a twitch/pick up lay down presentation. TIP: Grease the leader/tippit section and apply generously dry fly floatant to keep this fly from being washed under current. After 30 seconds skate in 'long' strips to leave a wake in the film that is sure to reverberate throughout the pool.

Fly Recipe

Schroeder's Parachute Hopper - Fly Recipe
Schroeder's Parachute Hopper



Popular Sizes

8, 10, 12, 14
Additional Colors
Yellow, olive
Hook Type
2X long dry fly
Cream 6/0
Yellow or olive dubbing
Mottled turkey quill
Grizzly, parachute style
Knotted pheasant tail fibers
Wing Post
White calf tail
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