Simplified Rogue Hopper SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    hook - Dai Riki 135 #10
    thread - UTC 140 cream
    body - 2mm foam cream
    wing - elk hair
    legs - rubber medium cornsnake
    indicator - 2mm foam

    An easier, more durable alternative to the deer-hair bullethead Rogue style. Back end of the chassis remains the same and the front just incorporates the foam used to create the body; borrowed the head construction from Walter Wiese's Bob Hopper
    Even in small sizes (pretty easy to go down to #14), the double layer of foam makes this one tough to sink, but it lays down low on the water. Using a scud hook here to get a bit more gap than the DR 280 hump shank provides in smaller sizes. Adjust colors to suit your needs.


    Insert needle in vise

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    fold a strip of foam (hook gap width), push it onto needle

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    start tying thread on needle

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    fold foam over needle, adjust to where you want the first segment

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    wrap thread around foam, pull slowly but firmly so you don't cut the foam and add a couple more wraps

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    split the uprights with the thread, take a couple wraps around the needle to place thread for second segment

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    create second segment

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    repeat then tie off; slide off the needle and SHHAN the wraps; taper butt

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    insert hook in vise; poke a hole in the foam and push onto eye of hook

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    start thread on hook and wrap back to spot just above hook point

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    cut a 2mm x 2mm binder strip of foam and tie it down; finish with thread at hook eye

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    push foam that's on underside up against hook eye for reference mark; poke hole with needle

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    brush Super Glue on binder strip

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    then pull foam up and force hook eye through hole; follow with 2 wraps of thread at eye to lock foam down

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    cross over with thread back to rear portion of head; 2 wraps to create bottom of head

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    pull foam on top of hook down and tie off; trim (not shown)

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    cut clean and stack a clump of elk hair, measure for length

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    tie down with 2 firm wraps; trim butts

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    pull foam back over head; tie down and trim excess

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    add legs and indicator

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    trim legs/indicator to length, whip, SHHAN and you're done

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    Regards,
    Scott