GIANT Hopper/Cicada Fly Pattern: Backwater VLOG #45

“Big topwater bugs are some of our favorite ways to catch bass and trout! Here we show you one of our favorite terrestrial flies!” – Jesse Males

Bass and trout love to eat big hoppers, beatles, or other big insects that fall into the water during the summer months. This fly is no exception!


Tying these big foam hopper or cicada fly patterns can be a ton of fun, especially to new fly tyers or people that are used to tying saltwater flies or streamer flies most of the year.

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Tight lines and happy fly tying!

Jesse Males

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of as well as our online fly shop, The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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