Bob Hopper Foam Body Cutter
Walter Wiese’s Bob Hopper
Walter Wiese at Parks’ Fly Shop in Yellowstone, Montana
It’s that time of year again when we receive inquiries, "Do you make cutters for the Bob Hopper?"
Since about 2018 our answer has been, "Yes, Walter Wiese gave us permission to make cutters for his pattern." We have finally added it here, to make ordering easier for everyone.
In truth, we make two sizes of the Bob Hopper:
- Size 14
- Size 12
The image of the Bob Hopper, below, was uploaded by Yellowstone Country Fly Fishing, owned, and operated by none other than Walter Wiese himself. More about Yellowstone Country Fly Fishing may be found HERE.
A little about the development of the Bob Hopper may be here. The evolution of the cutter at River Road Creations began with Walter Wiese’s custom modification of the RRC Beavertail Foam Body Cutter; it was finessed until it met Walter’s exact specifications. As you can see, this “custom” cutter is priced the same as our individual beavertail foam body cutters.
There are any number of tying videos available for the Bob Hopper, but why not start your viewing at Parks’ Fly Shop, where Walter Wiese introduced this incredibly effective fly here. In it Tim Flagler (Tightline Productions) ties the Bob Hopper at Parks’ Fly Shop in 2018.
And the 2019 update entitled, "Fly Tying Video: Bob Hopper 2.0," also from Parks' Fly Shop, may be found here.