Wolfe's St. Joe Hopper SBS

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Wolfe's St. Joe Hopper SBS

Post by ScottP » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:08 pm

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Whole lotta deer hair going on here. Packing foam underhead was Mr. Wolfe's idea; kinda like it. Supposed to be a cutty killer up in Idaho. You can do the spun/clipped body first if you like.

hook - TMC 5212 #6
thread - UTC 140 yellow
tail/body - deer hair spun/clipped
wing - mottled turkey
underhead - packing foam strip
head - deer hair
legs - medium rubber yellow


Mash down barb; start thread at eye, cover gap width

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clean, stack, measure (hook length) a thick clump of deer hair; tie in, let it spin

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trim butts, wrap back to bend

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clean, trim a clump of deer hair; 2 soft loops, pull firmly but don't release the hair (for the tail, you want it to stay on top of the hook)

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stroke the hair back, pack it

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move forward; clean, trim another clump, 2 soft loops and let this one spin

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repeat 'till you run out of hook; tie off/trim thread

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razor blade the belly

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trim to shape

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re-start thread, tie in wings (gap width, sprayed with fixative); tips extend a bit past tail

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tie in packing foam strip, wrap and tie off

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push hair back

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pull it around head, tie down, pull tight

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knot rubber legs (or not), tie in; whip finish, trim, SHHAN

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trim out hair underneath; trim legs, brush a little thinned vinyl cement on the head (improves durability)

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all done

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