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    1. Pat M

      Chasing Tiger Trout
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      Registered: September 2005
      Location: Swing Step Swing
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  1. mike doughty

    Honorary Member
    sweet tie pat!
    #1 4-11-09 7:56pm

    Corey Kruitbosch
    That will catch fish! Now .. you have me thinkin about summer and hoppers again!
    #2 4-14-09 6:52pm

    Dan Soltau
    thats a great looking fly, very nice
    #3 4-14-09 7:16pm

    Connor Parrish
    i never stop trying to tie a new hopper pattern. summer hoppers have to be my favorit flies to fish and tie. this one looks great!
    #4 4-16-09 7:09am

    Pat M

    Chasing Tiger Trout
    Thanks for the comments guys!! Yeah Corey I cant wait until summer also. I hope Doughty hasnt forgotten how to cast. LOL
    #5 4-16-09 1:00pm

    chattmr

    has never caught a steelhead... (its sad, I know)
    It is funny, there seem to be an endless variety of hopper and crawdad patterns floating around out there. Always innovating. Even if I find one that works for me, I can't stop trying something new with these two patterns. On most other types of patterns, I seem to ultimately settle on one style, but not with hoppers and dads'


    I really like this one Pat.


    What is that tubing you have threaded the rubber legs through? That is a great idea...
    #6 4-16-09 5:35pm

    Pat M

    Chasing Tiger Trout
    chattmr, Its the Large Waspi Hollow tubing. Here is what I do...
    It depends on the pattern but this is a size 6 and I first cut the tubing at 3/4 of
    an inch. The Tarantula Legs are the Mini Legs. Once you cut the tubing get a piece of fine wire and run it through one end. Make sure you cut at least 4 inches of the wire. Once you've ran it through take the other half of the wire where you started and run the other end through the tubing as well. Now you should have a loop through the Hollow tubing. Now pull the wire together so you have a small loop. Insert the rubber leg and with the wire pull it through the tubing. Keep pulling it until you have enough for the other end. When I'm happy with the desired amount just get your scissors and cut the rubber leg loop that you created when you pulled it through. Now just attach it to your pattern and Kaboom!!! You now have a bad ass hopper.


    Hope I expained it ok. Pat
    #7 4-16-09 8:34pm

    chattmr

    has never caught a steelhead... (its sad, I know)
    You are awesome Pat! Thanks for the explanation. Now I've got to find some of the hollow tubing...
    #8 4-17-09 3:24am

    poirierpro
    That pattern looks tits!
    #9 4-17-09 4:54pm




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