On one of the local fly fishing forums, I entered my first fly swap. I generally do not participate, but the opportunity to tie up a bunch of hoppers and see some other styles from local tiers seemed like a good idea. I put my batch of Hopper Juans with a couple variations into the mail the other day. The Hopper Juan is a fantastic pattern that was one of those flies I always wanted to learn to tie when I first got started on the vise. Thanks to Juan Ramirez for a great fly that is fun to tie and even better to fish.