Found a pic on the interweb; notional tying sequence, change colors to suit your needs. Make it a little fatter and omit the tail and you have a passable hopper.
hook - Dai Riki 280 #10
thread/rib - UTC 70 grey brown
butt/abdomen/head - 1mm foam cream
tail - goose biots cream
wing - deer hair...
Anyone here sculpt their own popper heads from foam? I have a couple of types. I don't happen to have any purchased popper heads in my stash of materials, so I thought I'd try to make some.
I have some 3/8" foam caulk backing that came in a 20' roll. Its round, and I just cut off a section and...
A little foam for some more positive buoyancy. This would make a passable Traveling Sedge; add legs and it'd work as a hopper.
hook - TMC 5212 #10
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail/head - 2mm foam tan
body - Zelon dubbing hydropsyche
wing - deer hair
mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend
I am looking to purchase a drift boat and am looking for those who may have one for sale, or know others who may be in the market to sell. I would appreciate any potential information or leads folks have.
I tie a lot of segmented foam-body dry flies, varying the size and color for the Stonefly hatches in the Western US. Peacock herl underbody, Coastal Deer hair wing. Great on its own and supports a dropper well.
While thinking about warmer temps and rivers without glaciers meandering down them, I have been whipping out some foam bugs (grasshoppers) for this upcoming year. I would like to layer pieces of foam on the hook but have a hard time anchoring the in one place. Does anyone have any suggestions on...
Yellow Foam Body Stimulator by *Grizzly 6*
Hook: Daiichi 1270, Tiemco 2302, Tiemco 200R, or Mustad 80050BR size 10
Tail/Antenna: Light brown or Yellow goose biot
Wing: Natural elk hair over a loop of Antron
Hackle: Brown, wrapped "palmer style" over the body, Grizzly hackle wrapped dry fly