Saturday, January 8, 2011

Doube Grasshopper Saturday

I was at a craft store with my wife a week ago and saw this pack of assorted foam for $3. I thought to myself, "wow, that is way more foam than I will ever need, but I think I should buy it and make some hoppers." So that's just what I did.

I've never tied hoppers before, and being the beginner that I am, I thought I should try a couple different patterns. I've been looking online on and off since I bought the foam. I came across a video of a Logan hopper that looked pretty cool. This was my first try. I think it worked pretty well. I don't think the fish will be too picky with my technique, but we'll have to just wait and see next summer. Then I decided to freewheel one. I wanted to throw some red in there and extended the foam casing from the Logan into wings for this one. I used some moose body hair to give it a bit more texture and possibly add to the illusion of moving wings.

Hop hop little buddies. Catch me some fishies.


  1. Very nice work for a first try. They look like fish catchers to me. I think I need to go visit my neighborhood craft store.

  2. Thanks! I picked up the foam at hobby lobby. It was 30% off a usual 5 bucks so I got it for only three. %4 is still not bad either. Good luck!