Troth Bullethead MacHopper SBS

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  1. ScottP

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    Macrame yarn - tripping back to the 70's, although I can't see Al Troth in a lime green leisure suit (with white belt & shoes). Didn't have to strip down a hanging terrarium for the yarn, but only had yellow, hence the hopper; if it had been orange, this would have been a MacSalmon. Original had spun/clipped head but bulletheads are easier and I'm lazy; tie as you see fit.



    hook - Dai Riki 280 #6
    thread - UTC 140 tan
    body- macrame yarn yellow
    underwing - landscape fabric
    wing - deer hair yellow
    legs - rubber medium cornsnake
    indicator - 2mm foam
    head - elk


    melt the end of a piece of macrame yarn

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    poke the hook eye into the bottom of the yarn and push 'till it comes out the front

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    slide the yarn to the back while you build the head; start thread

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    clean, stack a substantial clump of elk; measure for length (shank)

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    trim the butts, a couple soft loops and then pull firmly, letting the hair spin around the shank

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    trim butts

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    slide yarn against hair butts, brush on a little Super Glue and wrap down

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    trim underwing (hook gap wide) to shape and tie in

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    clean, stack, measure a clump of hair for wing; trim butts and tie in

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    push the head hair back over the fly; cinch it all down with a few firm wraps

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    Add legs, foam indicator (missed that pic somehow), whip, SHHAN; trim out the bottom

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    Thanks Al

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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