What's Hoppering?

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

  1. Big E Moderator

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    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 Mad Flyentist

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

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

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    No...Damaseal
  5. TD Active Member

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

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    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 Active Member

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    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 Moderator

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    Combo of CCG and superglue.
  9. Big E Moderator

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

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

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    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 Active Member

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    agree
  13. jersey livin' the dream

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

    Thank you for the info!!