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Old 11-26-2003, 08:51 AM
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Any ideas from you guys as to comming up with new popper designs... Here are some I did last year and am trying to improve on them... what ideas are out there.
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:32 AM
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A few years ago I started tying my popers with a joint. Shorter hook for main body and tail tied on trailing hook. Gives a good wounded baitfish look.
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:05 AM
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Hey, I really like that flatwing popper.......

John, did you have an opportunity to fish any of these over the season?
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:29 AM
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Mark.. in late august I was off south beach in a boat and had luck with the big Banger and the mack imitation.... But only Blues grabbed it. But that's usually the case... at least it was that day... Blues will grab anything...Actually the epoxy applications held up well as oppose to the end result of a popper without the extra surface.
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:38 AM
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No new ideas...but I have gone almost exclusively to crease flies and gurglers over the more wind-resistant popper. Primarily becuase they're easier to cast and don't twist the line as badly.

Maybe you could apply some of your epoxy-over-feathers technique for natural coloration on these popper "variations"?

Just a thought....I like the idea of a jointed model as well...
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:28 PM
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Dave..Thanks..if you look back in the archives I have a bunch of Crease flies done with the feathers... will tye up some more this winter.
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Old 11-26-2003, 06:11 PM
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STRIBLUE, how about a Super Popper EEL
GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN"
P.S. I also have another one called HAMMERHEAD.
Ill find it an take a pic.
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:03 PM
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Rich, bueatiful... looks deadly... to humans that is... looks like nonchucks (sp).... anyway... great original idea... I am now thinking of that in thinner segments with feathers epoxied in ... what do you think?????
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:14 PM
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Interesting pattern, Mr. Saltydog. Bet it sounds like a Skyraider when it lopes past the casting side ear. Have you field tested it? I'd love to hear about the big one that you landed with it.

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Old 11-27-2003, 06:27 PM
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DOC, IT'S NOT a fly to cast, best used from a boat, let out , an strip in, it is snakieee in the water if you swim it slow, if you POP IT , it has a lot of drag an makes a lot of comotionif you do one as striblue intends to do, w/ small foam ,it WILL give you better action an you can have some fun w/ it. you can use heavy mono or wire threw the foam.

P.S. Ill post the HAMMERHEAD LATER this weekend when I come back.
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Old 11-27-2003, 06:31 PM
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JOHN, YES please do, I would like to see it an YES the SMALL foam will work GREAT, should be a nice fly.
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