These hoppers look pretty close to the real thing.
I can see a crappie or blue gill sucking this guy up.
Black Winged Ant
White Winged ant With Red Head
With the size of the hook, I'd say this guy was for bass.
I don't have many of these treasures in my possession. I never got to meet my great grandfather so this is all I have of him. These lures give me a greater appreciation for fly fishing and make me want to learn more about it. There are purists out there younger than these lures who claim they are not flies and using them is not fly fishing. I say if it is on a fly rod it is fly fishing. If it makes you mad hearing that I suggest you get off the internet, grab your gear, go fishing, and come back when you are calmed down.
Thanks for reading,
DanRead Part II Here: http://www.theimpracticalfishermen.com/2014/07/my-great-grandfathers-flies-part-ii.html
Read about the other stuff in the tackle box here: http://www.theimpracticalfishermen.com/2012/11/my-great-grandfathers-tackle-box.html