How to Tie the Smoke Jumper
Matt Grobert starts to tie the Smoke Jumper emerger by mashing the barb and getting a size 16 Dai-Riki #125 emerger hook firmly secured in his tying vise. For thread, he’s chosen a bright red 6/0 Danville.
The Smoke Jumper is a phenomenally versatile pattern and can be tied over a wide range of sizes and colors. You can even substitute materials for the abdomen and thorax if you like.