Re: time for me to buck up
flyfisher-You're in Idaho in August! You should be cranking out hoppers!
Get over to the dollar store or the hobby craft store and get some foam sheets, then get some orange rubber legs (orange rubberbands cut to size or replacement bass bug skirts are cheaper than the flyshop legs.) PM me and I'll send you some gray mule deer hair & some turkey feather for wings.
Cut strips of yellow foam and wrap it for the body, then a wing, add some legs and a folded piece of brown foam for the head. TA Da! big, high floating hopper.
I'd add photos here but my camera bit it.