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Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper #9788531
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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.

Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9789053
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Great "How To". Thanks for posting.

Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9789130
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Thanks for sharing..........
Mike


".........the wood rod casts beautifully, and through it you can feel the heartbeats of the small trout."
John Gierach.
Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9791131
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Cool little fly...I'm pretty new at fly tying and just starting to work with foam.

Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: neal_david50] #9791396
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I like simple little flies - nice tie!
I call my version a "Q&D" fly (quick and dirty).. grin

George


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Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9791665
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Love the top water take!! Nice fly to tie.


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Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9793589
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Looks good to me..................nice tying
Mike


".........the wood rod casts beautifully, and through it you can feel the heartbeats of the small trout."
John Gierach.
Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: chefmike] #9793632
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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!


N.E. Texas 2 acre and 1/4 acre ponds.
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Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9795897
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Thanks all on the article and the fishing fly!

Liking the Q&D and that Bruiser Bluegill!

Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9838274
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Thanks for the info, off to the tying station !

Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9919631
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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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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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Action started out slow but picked up after switching to a Grasshopper. Bass were liking Grasshoppers this round!


Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9929952
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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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Re: Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper [Re: fshng84] #9935216
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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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