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I think the H+F stands for Hair and Foam; the polypropylene yarn was omitted. Apparently the creator (?) was into the whole brevity thing. Few moving parts, floats like a cork; change color/sizes to suit your needs

hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - UTC 140 tan
butt/body - Congo Hair Honey Mustard
wing - 2mm foam tan
head/collar - deer hair

mash barb; start thread at 2/3 mark



tie in CH



twist CH to create loop, tie down; wrap forward (maintain twist) to create body, tie off/trim





taper foam strip (gap width) and tie in (extend to end of butt)





clean, stack, measure (tips to end of butt) a clump of deer hair



tie in with 2 soft loops; apply tension, allow it to roll over the top (but not spin) and butts to flare



repeat underneath



pull foam strip up, prop with thread wraps, half hitch x 2, SHHAN



hold foam up, use razor blade to establish top of head; repeat on bottom





shape head with scissors, thin out collar



semi dorsal



quasi ventral



Regards,
Scott
 

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Don't know why I never thought of adding legs before; pretty simple mod. One pattern is never a cure-all but, for whatever reason, this one got a lot of looks; most of the hoppers I saw that day were smaller/chunky so maybe that's why. The foam butt? just because you can never have enough.









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