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Old 04-06-2003, 09:26 PM
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Let's Shake things up a little!!

How about a Flat Wing Popper?
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Old 04-06-2003, 09:57 PM
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Old 04-06-2003, 10:04 PM
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That fly makes me nervous....it's looking back at me.

Looks like a winner!
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Old 04-06-2003, 10:05 PM
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Now you`ve done it. Opened up a whole new can of worms!
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Old 04-06-2003, 10:19 PM
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Sure, I tie up a flatwing crease fly and you beat me to it......LOL
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Old 04-06-2003, 11:34 PM
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Mike... a crease fly???? HHHHHMMMM....had not thougth of that...well you had better get that up because you may see it tomorrow night. LOL
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Old 04-07-2003, 06:05 AM
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I have a flat wing surf candy. Keep it well hidden. Not sure if it's legal
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Old 04-07-2003, 07:05 AM
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Here are some examples of the "imbeded" Feathers on poppers and pointed nose crease flys.
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Old 04-07-2003, 07:13 AM
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Those are some really cool flies! Man, just what I need, 10 more patterns to tie! That first popper you posted is really cool, but the second pic shows all sorts of neat stuff. Did you coat the bodies with epoxy?

I propose a 'popper swap' for next Winter...

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Old 04-07-2003, 08:07 AM
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Yes they are coated with epoxy and they do float...Again..all this stuff is going back to the Future...looking at the old materials and combining with some new materials...but people forget what you can do with the old standby's ...like chicken feathers... This poppers are basically attractors...but with a simple combination of blue and white... a popper becomes the Herring... like a popper/deciever combo......Think it though....Who said a popper has to be white with a big red front????
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:22 AM
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So the feathers are attached to the popper and then extended off the back of the body, right? That first pic you posted looks a bit like a mackerel pattern, would work great in Florida.
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Old 04-07-2003, 11:59 AM
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Great looking and wildly innovative fly. I hope you've put that up on Kenny Abrames' board as well. I want to read the palpitations of the purists.
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> Let's Shake things up a little!!

John,

Please do post the flatwing popper on www.stripermoon.com!

As a so-called "purist", I love the design, and the philosophy behind it. New ways of looking at fly tying... combinations of materials...historic methods...observation...thinking outside the box...those are the real messages that Kenny (and a lot of others) are trying to get out. Keep up the good work, John. You're an inspiration to all of us!

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Old 04-07-2003, 12:49 PM
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Jay and Doc... just put it on www.stripermoon.com.... under the "fly Tying" section in the message boards.
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Old 04-07-2003, 01:42 PM
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Great flys John.
I would argue that they are not flat wings. I think that the "flat wing" refers to the saddle lying flat over the hook shank, as opposed to deciever style, which is vertical in orientation. So, the action will be different.
Having said that, there are many similarities and inspirations. I hope you went all the way and made the popper body out of balsa.
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