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    Default Baby Hopper

    ok so here goes...

    materials:
    hook: grip emerger size 16
    body: yellow foam cut to 2-3mm
    wing case: here is used organza. also use golden pheasant tips
    dubbing: holo tan
    back legs: medium tarantula knotted
    front legs: small tarantula orange black
    thread: any colour 14/0

    step 1
    put hook in vice and lay thread foundation


    step 2
    cut foam and position on hook. abdomen is a hook length off the back of the hook and dub body


    step 3
    knot and add the back legs


    step 4
    tie down foam 2/3 way up hook and wrap forward to eye compressing the foam as you go


    step 5
    dub a thorax and tie wingcase down on top of dubbing - helps keep it from sticking straight up


    step 6
    tie in front legs and dub over thorax


    final step
    pull foam back over thorax (do not pull it tight, leave it loose to keep the buoyancy of the foam), whip finish and trim excess foam, legs and thread.

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    Last edited by gazzarowan; 02-08-11 at 11:15 PM.

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    Awesome design! Thanks for the SBS!

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    Very nice!!! Thanx for sharing

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    That pattern is stimulating, well done, now go catch some foosh

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    Great SBS Gary, well done!
    Andrew Schlosser

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    gary had his chance to smash some fish on it his weekend but he rejected because of his illness (a cold) haha
    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day

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    Nice fly!

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    Great fly, thanks for the SBS
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    Very nice fly. Simple but reckon it will be dealy. Thanks for the effort in popping up an SBS.
    Bryan Williams

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    Lekker, I liked SBS's...good fly
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