Chernobyl (Sandwich) Hopper
Hook : Tiemco 300, size 10
Thread : Uni-thread, 6/0 (color to match body) or kevlar
Body : Thin foam (razor) glued together with super 77
Rib : Uni-thread, color to match the underbody
Legs: Barred round rubber legs (spirit river)
Parachute Post: Hi-vis (green)
Now I don’t show how to glue the foam pieces together, but it’s real simple. To apply multiple colors and actually make the cut with premade shaped blades for whatever body your trying to make you’ll need to use razor foam or 1mm. And nothing bigger or it will be impossible to have a lot of colors for the body. Measure the body according to the hook size your using. Tie it in where you leave ¼ inch hanging off the back. You can go longer if you like, it’s really up to you. Also when tying it in make sure your wraps are on top of each other and not side by side. After firmly tying it in, you can add a drop of zap-a-gap on the underside (where the thread wraps are).
Now gage the thread wraps to make the segmentations. You can have as many as you want, but I’m doing four total until I get up to the eye. In order to make wide spaces you’ll need to lift up the foam and wind forward until you get to the desired length you want.