fish were missing tabs... probably damaged when they were small fellows.
Rock hopping again!
The double foam strip with the yellow on top is easy to see.
Had some fun on some big foam hoppers. I use a really small gape long shank hook by Daichi, which in my mind is harder for the fish to see. Most people here use massive hooks for hoppers, there's no need and they only put fish down. Boy do they eye-ball them before they take. I used red deer hair which is common around here, for the wing. It's very stiff and can survive a real thrashing. I was impressed with it. When tying it in it flares out if you over tighten it. To get around that I just use glue to do the rest.