The Llanolope

Target Species

Trout, Sunfish, Bass

Water Types


Date Published



The Llanolope, was inspired by Capt. Scott Sparrow’s VIP, but uses foam cylinders for the head and antelope hair for the body. The round foam head makes a durable fly that is easier to tie and trim, and twists less in windy conditions. I like using yellow foam and natural hair colors which imitate grasshoppers that are common on the banks of the Llano. This fly was developed specifically for the Llano River, but give it a try whenever you're fishing your favorite river or stream and you see hoppers nearby.

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