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
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
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
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
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
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
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
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

$10.99
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
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

$2.25
Life-Flex Spandex Material
Life-Flex Spandex Material

Life-Flex Spandex Material

$3.99
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
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks
Fly Foam Blocks

Fly Foam Blocks

$2.75