SBS Simm's Storm Trooper Hopper SBS

ScottP

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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




start thread on the needle




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




pull foam back, move thread forward on needle




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










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




mount hook on vise, start thread and cover shank




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






cut foam butts to length, taper ends




brush Super Glue on binder strip, then create segmented body




tie on some KF, fold back






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






tie in (knotted) rear legs




dub thread, dub head






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




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








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




tie in front legs




tie in indicator




tie off, trim everything that needs trimming, SHHAN



dorsal



semi-ventral




Regards,
Scott
 

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