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Thread: BIKINI HOPPER POPPER - FOTW - Jul 16, 2012

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    Default BIKINI HOPPER POPPER - FOTW - Jul 16, 2012


    Bass particularly like a noisy fly. Some simple experimentation produced a modification of a very successful panfish fly that now manages to move an astounding amount of water with the slightest tug retrieve. The advantage to this fly is that it takes just a couple of minutes (literally) to tie once you have the components assembled.

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    I know what a guitar pick looks like (a piece of pie), but I have no idea what this instruction is telling me to do:

    Fold the circle of foam in half and cut at a diagonal so that it makes a shape like a guitar pick.

    How do I cut a semi-circle on a diagonal to look like a guitar pick?
    Last edited by Paul Arnold; 07-27-2012 at 10:47 PM.

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    bikini hopper 4.jpgbikini hopper 5.jpgFold the circle in half. Start cutting at the bottom point of the fold and cut up at an angle. Here's some photos from my phone taken just now. Notice that the shape of the hood will depend on the angle you cut the foam. I've also added a couple of shots of a fly made from the hood I just cut, top and bottom views.
    This is supposed to be an incredibly easy fly and I'm sorry if it caused any confusion. BTW, my father in law caught a 3lb bass yesterday on a fly like this (hook size 8 -- Mustad 3261).

    bikini hopper 1.jpgbikini hopper 2.jpgbikini hopper 3.jpg
    Last edited by CoachBob; 07-28-2012 at 11:56 AM.

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