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#9788531 - 03/02/14 08:00 PM Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper
fshng84 Online   content
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2665
Been tying this one for awhile and had good success with it. Had a question from a Reader on how it's tied. Decided to post an article - "Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper." Hope it may be of interest to others; it's basically a variation of a Foam Spider but with a different body.

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#9789053 - 03/02/14 10:34 PM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
Aggroman Offline
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Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 468
Loc: Texas
Great "How To". Thanks for posting.

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#9789130 - 03/02/14 11:16 PM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 616
Loc: Smithville, Texas
Thanks for sharing..........
Mike
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#9791131 - 03/03/14 02:44 PM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
neal_david50 Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 241
Loc: Pottsboro, TX
Cool little fly...I'm pretty new at fly tying and just starting to work with foam.

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#9791396 - 03/03/14 03:58 PM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: neal_david50]
George Glazener Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
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Loc: Plano, TX USA
I like simple little flies - nice tie!
I call my version a "Q&D" fly (quick and dirty).. grin

George
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#9791665 - 03/03/14 05:18 PM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
Linecaster Online   content
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Loc: Richardson TX
Love the top water take!! Nice fly to tie.
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#9793589 - 03/04/14 09:39 AM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
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Looks good to me..................nice tying
Mike
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".........the wood rod casts beautifully, and through it you can feel the heartbeats of the small trout."
John Gierach.

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#9793632 - 03/04/14 09:52 AM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: chefmike]
George Glazener Offline
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Originally Posted By: chefmike
Looks good to me..................nice tying
Mike
Mike, I was almost too embarrassed to post my Q&D grasshopper on the same page with your ingenious creations!
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#9795897 - 03/04/14 09:28 PM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Online   content
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Registered: 12/04/07
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Thanks all on the article and the fishing fly!

Liking the Q&D and that Bruiser Bluegill!

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#9838274 - 03/19/14 04:12 PM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
Holdem1 Offline
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Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 212
Loc: adkins, tx
Thanks for the info, off to the tying station !

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#9919631 - 04/19/14 12:48 AM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Online   content
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Surface action was the key today. Things started out slow, and then started hooking up using a Foam Grasshopper. Action was steady, and then the bugs started flying about and the Bass and Bluegill started to feed on them. Switched to the Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook and hooked a few more before heading home.


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#9921300 - 04/19/14 10:24 PM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Online   content
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Was hoping to test out a Crawdad Pattern; ended up losing the fishing fly. Switched to a Foam Grasshopper. Hooked a few; missed a few. Still a lot of fun, especially with a fishing fly that can be tied quickly.


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#9929124 - 04/22/14 11:58 PM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Online   content
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Action started out slow but picked up after switching to a Grasshopper. Bass were liking Grasshoppers this round!


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#9929952 - 04/23/14 10:36 AM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
George Glazener Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 1266
Loc: Plano, TX USA
Originally Posted By: fshng84
Surface action was the key today. Things started out slow, and then started hooking up using a Foam Grasshopper. Action was steady, and then the bugs started flying about and the Bass and Bluegill started to feed on them. Switched to the Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook and hooked a few more before heading home.


I like simple flies!
Good job!
George
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N.E. Texas 2 acre and 1/4 acre ponds.
Previously george 1

www.reelrecovery.org






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#9935216 - 04/25/14 02:37 AM Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Online   content
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2665
Simple seems to be working lately. Used the Foam Grasshopper and caught and released 25 Bass and a Big Shellcracker. No Bruiser Bass but the Shellcracker did go 9" in length! Video speed was increased to shorten the video clip...


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