SBS H+F Hopper SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    I think the H+F stands for Hair and Foam; the polypropylene yarn was omitted. Apparently the creator (?) was into the whole brevity thing. Few moving parts, floats like a cork; change color/sizes to suit your needs


    hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
    thread - UTC 140 tan
    butt/body - Congo Hair Honey Mustard
    wing - 2mm foam tan
    head/collar - deer hair


    mash barb; start thread at 2/3 mark

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    tie in CH

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    twist CH to create loop, tie down; wrap forward (maintain twist) to create body, tie off/trim

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    taper foam strip (gap width) and tie in (extend to end of butt)

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    clean, stack, measure (tips to end of butt) a clump of deer hair

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    tie in with 2 soft loops; apply tension, allow it to roll over the top (but not spin) and butts to flare

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    repeat underneath

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    pull foam strip up, prop with thread wraps, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    hold foam up, use razor blade to establish top of head; repeat on bottom

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    shape head with scissors, thin out collar

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    semi dorsal

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    quasi ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Don't know why I never thought of adding legs before; pretty simple mod. One pattern is never a cure-all but, for whatever reason, this one got a lot of looks; most of the hoppers I saw that day were smaller/chunky so maybe that's why. The foam butt? just because you can never have enough.

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    weiliwen Active Member

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    Very nice and simple fly. I like the Lebowski reference!
     
  4. ScottP

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    Just noodling around with some different colors/materials; a few more mods and it could make a passable October Caddis.


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    Scott
     
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    Geezus, Scott... people were starting to go through SBS withdrawal around these parts while you were gone :)
     
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