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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:29 AM
Hook Mustad 94840 size 8
Thread Fly-master plus
Body 2mm craft foam cut in 3/8 wide strips
Legs Medium round rubber
Tie on and build a good thread base stopping thread halfway between the hook point and eye. Apply head cement or zap to thread base to help hold the foam strips in place.
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Tie in one foam strip at the halfway point extending back.
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Tie in second foam strip at the halfway point extending forward
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Cut small foam strip, round corners on front side. Apply head cement or zap and place behind halfway point.
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Pull rear foam strip over the small square and tie in.
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Hold both strips up away from hook and advance thread forward behind eye. Tie off both strips. Trim the back strip flush with your tie off.
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Soft wrap the thread back to the halfway point
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Fold front strip back, tie in and trim.
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Tie in legs. I prefer 2 strips per side. Apply glue of choice to entire exposed thread.
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:37 AM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:04 AM
First time posting a step by step. Best pic I could get with the camera I used. Wouldn't focus up close. Time to update the camera for sure..
Posted 29 September 2019 - 09:05 PM
Cool pattern. Been using a variant to make the Foam Grasshopper. Have been tying them using Wapsi's fly tying kit...
Posted 13 October 2019 - 04:34 AM