Weinermobile Hopper

Cheech - September, 2019

If you have followed this site for a while you will know that I'm always tinkering with things to either be creative, or to try to make something better, more durable, more buoyant, etc. etc. I have been intrigued by cylindrical flies for a while since I started fishing the bionic ant a few years back. Not only was I messing around with tubular bodies, I was also dead set on finding the best way to glue foam sheets together (specifically for bionic ant indicators.) We have a bonus post this time to not only show you the very best way to glue foam sheets together, but we have created a very simple and cool pattern that caught many fish before it got a name. It was tested on some very fussy fish that like their foam bugs completely free of drag, and floating high. This fly not only was a very high floater, but it would skate when I mended it (instead of getting pulled under the surface). I realized that the unique shape of the body and head (both slightly pointing upward) was the key to making it skate. After an Instagram post of a chewed up hopper, we go the perfect name suggestion from a gentleman named Brian Feeney. The Weinermobile Hopper...

Happy Tying!

Material List
  • Hook: TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook - 10
  • Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - Brown
  • Body: Fly Foam Blocks - Brown
  • Body: Fly Tying Foam - 3mm - Orange
  • Post: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - White
  • Legs: Life-Flex Spandex Material - Brown
  • Dubbing: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - Sasquatch Brown
  • Cutter: Gunville Foam Booby & Body Cutter Set
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

$2.95
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

$9.49
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Fly Tying Foam - 3mm
Fly Tying Foam - 3mm

Fly Tying Foam - 3mm

$1.99
Life-Flex Spandex Material
Life-Flex Spandex Material

Life-Flex Spandex Material

$3.50
TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook
TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

$8.25
Gunville Foam Booby & Body Cutter Set
Gunville Foam Booby & Body Cutter Set

Gunville Foam Booby & Body Cutter Set

$24.99
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks

Fly Foam Blocks

$2.75