Simm's Storm Trooper Hopper SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, May 22, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    A sideways sandwich Rogue Body and foam head (a bit more durable than ungulate bulletheads).


    hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
    thread - UTC 140 tan
    body - 2mm foam outside layer, 1mm inside (colors of your choice); you could use 2mm for both for a fatter body
    binder strip - foam
    underwing - Krystal Flash rootbeer
    wing - deer hair
    legs - medium rubber brown
    head - dubbing/2mm foam
    indicator - 1mm foam orange


    insert needle in vise, then 2 foam strips (gap width) on the needle

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    start thread on the needle

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    fold foam forward; 2 soft loops (so the foam isn't cut), pull tight and create first segment

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    pull foam back, move thread forward on needle

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    create next segment; repeat, tie off, SHHAN the wraps

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    slide off the needle, then insert (debarbed) hook point through last segment

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    mount hook on vise, start thread and cover shank

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    tie on binder strip, wrap back to hook point, tie off

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    cut foam butts to length, taper ends

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    brush Super Glue on binder strip, then create segmented body

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    tie on some KF, fold back

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    clean, stack, measure (body length) some deer hair; trim to lrngth and tie in

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    tie in (knotted) rear legs

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    dub thread, dub head

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    take a wider strip of foam and tie in underneath at wing tie-in position

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    move thread to hook eye, poke a hole in foam where hook eye meets, pull foam up, secure foam with a couple firm wraps

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    move thread back to wing tie-in position and secure foam on top

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    tie in front legs

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    tie in indicator

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    tie off, trim everything that needs trimming, SHHAN

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    dorsal

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    semi-ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott