Mini Foam Hopper
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
3 years ago

Just fooling around trying to tie a small hopper pattern.

Just a craft store foam glued up (brown over tan) body, golden pheasant tail wings, yellow brown round silicon legs, with a red and black perm marker color job, and 2mm gold eyes. All on a size 10 3XL hook.

Kevin sweet
3 years ago

Looking good Bill. Did you glue those wings down?

Bill Trublubug
3 years ago

Just a touch of glue on the tips to keep them together. The foam body is tapered so the wing lays back along the sides naturally. I like to use a bit of Flexament on the inside of the wing for durability. A few fish and the wing becomes shredded if you don’t. This really was an experiment Kevin. I usually tie in the wing as a single feather (hen back) lying flat along the dorsal surface.

Tom Thomas
3 years ago

Love the eyes Bill.

Jon Redwine
3 years ago

Great hopper Bill!

Martin Fabricius
3 years ago

So good! 👍

rob Loos
1 year ago

Great fly bill

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