Bristol Hopper SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    No foam? No rubber legs? No Congo Hair? WTF? Try hanging a #2 Bitch Creek off the back of this. Crazy Brits/Aussies/Kiwis. ;)


    hook - Mustad 94840 #10
    thread - MFC 8/0 brown
    butt/rib - opalescent mylar medium
    abdomen - hare's ear dubbing
    legs - pheasant tail fibers (knotted)
    hackle - brown

    mash barb; start thread and wrap back to point above barb

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    tie in mylar, wrap down the bend, then wrap mylar up to point above barb; tie down

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    dub thread, dub body

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    rib body, tie off and trim

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    knot some pheasant (3 legs, 2 fibers per)

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    tie in, one on each side and one underneath (apparently there's a big stink amongst the Brits about their orientation - don't have 'em hanging below the body and you catch some flak); trim butts

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    tie in hackle

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    fold it, then stroke back fibers and wrap

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    tie off, trim, tip, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    ScottP Active Member

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    Here's another one I'm playing around with. I've seen it called either a Sedgehog Hopper or a Half Hog; whichever, it's pretty cool.

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    Main difference is the hook (Dai Riki 135 #10) and the addition of a deer hair wing.

    Get to this point (I was trying different body materials - this one's gold Sexi-Floss ribbed with holo copper tinsel)

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    do this

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    then finish it off like the Bristol. Fun times.

    Regards,
    Scott