SBS Bristol Hopper SBS


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No foam? No rubber legs? No Congo Hair? WTF? Try hanging a #2 Bitch Creek off the back of this. Crazy Brits/Aussies/Kiwis. ;)

hook - Mustad 94840 #10
thread - MFC 8/0 brown
butt/rib - opalescent mylar medium
abdomen - hare's ear dubbing
legs - pheasant tail fibers (knotted)
hackle - brown

mash barb; start thread and wrap back to point above barb

tie in mylar, wrap down the bend, then wrap mylar up to point above barb; tie down

dub thread, dub body

rib body, tie off and trim

knot some pheasant (3 legs, 2 fibers per)

tie in, one on each side and one underneath (apparently there's a big stink amongst the Brits about their orientation - don't have 'em hanging below the body and you catch some flak); trim butts

tie in hackle

fold it, then stroke back fibers and wrap

tie off, trim, tip, half hitch x 2, SHHAN



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Here's another one I'm playing around with. I've seen it called either a Sedgehog Hopper or a Half Hog; whichever, it's pretty cool.

Main difference is the hook (Dai Riki 135 #10) and the addition of a deer hair wing.

Get to this point (I was trying different body materials - this one's gold Sexi-Floss ribbed with holo copper tinsel)

do this

then finish it off like the Bristol. Fun times.