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kiss hopper
Post 08 Aug 2021, 09:45 • #1 
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.......keep it simple stupid?
No more wing case. No more fancy kicker legs. Simple is better because it's faster to tie and works just as well. for me anyway. Gray or tan foam underneath for the fish. Bright yellow foam on top for disfunctional geezer eyes.


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Re: kiss hopper
Post 08 Aug 2021, 10:02 • #2 
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That looks great! Simple flies are cool, and I can’t see well for sure.


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Post 08 Aug 2021, 11:09 • #3 
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Looks good. Are you gluing the two strips together before applying to the hook or just binding then together with the red thread?


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Re: kiss hopper
Post 08 Aug 2021, 14:17 • #4 
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RE> gluding the two strips.

Used to. I've been lazy recently. Snip out two strips. Skewer the lower darker strip on a needle. Lash the other strip down on top with flat not woven nylon thread. Fabric cement at either end so it doesn't unravel.

Here's an older more complicated version, although even this one has no abdomen wing cover, which is essentially invisible on a stationary hopper anyway.

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Re: kiss hopper
Post 12 Aug 2021, 17:08 • #5 
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This looks really good. Low ingredient, quick and easy to tie flies are my favorite. I've tried your craw baby pattern and had great success with it. I'll have to try this one too!


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