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Big Eyed Foam Hopper

tied by jasampso
Fly Type: Terrestrials & Midges,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: Hoppers/Crickets,
Material List:
Size 8 3x long curved hook
Olive Thread
Rainy's Evazote .25" foam (tan)
Indicator: White 2mm foam
Copper Wire
Olive Dubbing
Burnt Orange "Bright" dubbing
Pearl Krystal Flash
Rubber Legs (white segmented or green segmented)
3D Stick-On Eyes
Tying Instructions: This is really a quick tie and very easy.

Pre-Tying set up: Cut ~1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide strip of tan foam. (Foam is also 1/4 inch thick, so the strip's cross section will be 0.25" x 0.25"). Then cut the foam as shown in picture. It is just a couple quick cuts to get the shape.

Wrap thread close to curve of hook.
Tie on copper wire.
Dub Olive dubbing back to midpoint of hook shaft.
Wrap copper wire rib back to shaft midpoint and tie in.
Tie in foam.
Dub Orange dubbing.
Tie in legs.**
Tie on foam indicator.
Whip finish.
Glue on eyes.

**You can do the legs a couple different ways. If you want them coming from the foam "legs", then cut a small slot on the back of each of the legs, place some glue, put the rubber legs in the slot and hold the slot together for a couple seconds for the glue to set. I've fished both patterns and they both gave good results. The extra step on the legs looks pretty nice, but not sure from a fishing perspective that it's truly necessary.

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