What's Hoppering?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Big E, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Little something something I was trying out. All set up for a dropper.

    Purple fur and foam doesn't show up so well...

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  2. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    Nice fly, but the vise steals my attention. Made out of recycled samurai swords right?:)
     
  3. james.jimenez

    james.jimenez Active Member

    Is that a "LAW VISE"?
     
  4. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    No...Damaseal
     
  5. TD

    TD Active Member

    Nice fly. I think even my old aging eyes could track that pattern. :)
     
  6. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

    Big E how do you keep the mono loop on the shank?? Too many have pulled out on me to trust it
     
  7. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Nice fly Big E. Looks quite complicated. I am intrigued by the mix of real and synthetic materials. What is the fuzzy stuff under the body?
    Me thinks you are due for a new vise. Looks like yours has some cracks in the jaws.
    Jack
     
  8. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Combo of CCG and superglue.
     
  9. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Dubbing harvested from Barney the Purple Dinosaur :D
     
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  10. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Innovation. The mark of a great fly tier.;)
     
  11. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    So I did a bit of destructive testing using a half hitch tool inserted in the mono loop and pulling with three fingers and holding the hook eye down as much as I could. This was tied on a #6 streamer hook. Pulling as hard as I could, the first try resulted in a bit of a bend in the hook. I then put the whole hook point and bend in the jaws and again, pulled as hard as I could and moved it around. Finally I got it to let loose a bit and then, pulling perpendicular to the shank, I finally got it to come loose. I'm quite confident that any trout couldn't pull this thing out.

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  12. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    agree
     
  13. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

    CCG and superglue and Barney fur, no wonder...

    Thank you for the info!!