Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dustin's Not so Famous Hopper

I have been playing around lately with a lot of foam and with a quick trip to the local craft store, foam in hand I dove in head first. I have tied about 9 dozen different foam hoppers, stones, ants, beetles, and gurglers. I have been using a dual color foam I developed which seemed really easy to do and wondered why I have not seen it before.

The wings are made from crackle ribbon which can be purchased at walmart or a craft store. I use deer or elk for the upper wing and rubber legs for the legs. You can also use markers for the eyes and you can even dot the head. When I make the extended body I will stick the hook in the vise the other way around and put two segmentations with a whip finish in each

Here is the whole family together

You can get really creative with the foam. Just some zap a gap and a little pressure and you can make these are well


  1. Love the pattern Dustin. Glad to see you starting a blog to record your tying and fishing adventures. I need to do the same.

  2. Looks good man. Why is it not so famous? Did I miss it somewhere in flytyingforum or here by chance? Glad to see you are blogging now.


  3. Thanks guys, Jeff I have a whole line of not so famous flies. I called them that because that is exactly what they are... Not famous :)

  4. Keep it up Dustin, you've got some talent! Flytyingforum huh? I somehow miss the old gang.

  5. do you post anymore on the forum? You should if you don't

  6. Dustin --

    I like your blog. I came via a link from Troutrageous, and please don't let that puppy bite off my face! The wallpaper/background is beautiful, but I have a really hard time reading the gray text -- can you play around with colors a little and see what might work better? Thanks!

    -- Greg

  7. Hey greg, I will see what I can do to change the gray font. I am not too computer savy but I will give it a go. Thanks for your compliments!