King Kong Hopper SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Conspicuous consumption meets wretched excess. Tied here in salmonfly colors; change as you see fit.


    hook - Mustad 79580 #2
    thread - UTC 140 hot orange
    tail - rubber brown
    body - 2mm foam rust, orange, dark brown
    wing - elk hair
    indicator - 2mm foam orange
    legs - rubber medium orange barred


    poke a hole in rust foam strip (hook gap wide), mash barb and slide on hook (most pics I've seen have all 3 layers on top, but when I try that, I get a lot of rolling, even with liberal amounts of Super Glue; mounting the bottom layer underneath the hook gives me a more stable base)

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    attach thread at head and wrap back to bend

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    1 soft loop, pull slowly but firmly (to keep from cutting the foam) to create first segment

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    lay second layer of foam and tie down; repeat with top layer

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    cross over the top and wrap back (slow, gentle pull to create segment)

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    insert rubber for feelers

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    create another segment back, pull feelers back, trapping rubber against side of body

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    cross wrap over top, moving forward to initial tie-in

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    move thread forward, tie down bottom foam, then the other layers, one at a time (lost the pic for top layer, please use imagination)

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    repeat; at this point you should be at the 50% mark

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    clean, stack and measure (gap width past the bend) a clump of elk; tie in, trim butts

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    tie in indicator (a little narrower than body foam)

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    tie in legs

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    repeat

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    poke another hole in bottom foam at eye, pull foam up and tie down

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    create last segment

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    half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    trim front/back foam, trim tail and legs; keep away from blondes and Empire State Building

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. tkww

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    Wow. That is a lot of foam and rubber.
     
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  3. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    oh yeah!
     
  4. jjaims

    jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    Thanks for posting these! I get on here everyday to see if you have something new posted.
    Keep em coming!
     
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    That's what she said.
     

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