SBS Bristol Hopper SBS

ScottP

Active Member
#1


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






Regards,
Scott
 

ScottP

Active Member
#2
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.

Regards,
Scott