Half (more like 2/3) Down Hopper SBS

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  1. ScottP

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    John Gould's hopper emerger(?) or is it a Klinkhopper?


    hook - Tiemco 5212 #10
    thread - Uni 8/0 camel
    abdomen - marabou blood quill tan
    rib - copper wire x-small
    wing - elk
    thorax - dubbing brown
    post - Congo Hair white
    hackle - grizzly
    legs - round rubber barred tan

    Pattern calls for a MFC 7073 bent shank; didn't have any so I rolled my own with a pair of pliers

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    start thread at the angle and wrap rib back to point above barb

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    tie in marabou blood by tips and wrap back

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    twist marabou and wrap forward to initial tie in; wrap rib forward, helicopter and tie off

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    clean, stack and measure (let tips extend to hook bend) a clump of elk

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    tie in wing; trim butts and cover with thread wraps

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    tie in a clump of Congo Hair; post it and tie in hackle

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    tie in legs

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    dub thorax; finish with thread at base of post

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    grab hackle and start wrapping post from top down

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    wraps hackle; let it hang down, take 2 horizontal turns of thread at base of post to capture hackle, half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim legs, trim post

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    fish-eye view

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    bird's -eye view

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    Regards,
    Scott
     

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