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Old 11-23-2002, 03:39 PM
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This copied from a fly in Veverkas book although I changed the material and a bit of the syle... Hook- 2/0 long shank Varivas..... thread- White.....Tail- White bucktail, then Big flash pearl keystal flash, then chartruese pearl flashabou, then olive bucktail, then mixture of green and white thin flash, Then flanked by chartruese grizzly hackle... then at the end of the tie some fluff from the grizzly hackle...then palmered olive grizzly hackle...... Head- Yellow foam popper, then light coat of epoxy to set in short strips of chartruese grizzly hackle on each side , bottom epoxy mixed with silver flecks, top short strip of Olive grizzly hackle over olive colored top with magic marker... then Gold holographic eyes...gills red magic marker.... finally second coat of epoxy all over head...
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Old 11-23-2002, 03:55 PM
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Old 11-23-2002, 04:15 PM
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Old 11-23-2002, 04:19 PM
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Old 11-23-2002, 08:14 PM
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John, that has to be one of the nicest flies that you've ever posted. It's magnificent.

Thanks for sharing it.

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Old 11-23-2002, 09:21 PM
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slurp, pop, gurgle, chug, BLAM!
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Old 11-23-2002, 10:27 PM
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Thanks Mark... I just finished a smaller version in Blue.
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Old 11-24-2002, 08:29 AM
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Old 11-24-2002, 11:42 AM
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STRIBLUE, NICE COLOR MIX, that second coat really makes a difference, makes the colore blend more. lookin good.
guess were into POPPERS NOW.
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Old 11-25-2002, 08:52 AM
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Thanks salty...just trying to keep the juices flowing... I will need to pick up some different size popper heads this week and also some large gauge Mylar, if I can find it.. My thinking is that I will make my poppers flow with the rest of the fly make up... I don't see why the head has to be so different in color make up than the rest of the body. I guess I will start tying my poppers different from the usual. Most are tyed with obvious heads. Yours has the concept of all one look as well which I will strive for in my next flys .I am looking for a blend so the surface fly looks no different than a deep fly. We shall see. There is a lot of material that can be used besides grizzly hackle to create that look.

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Old 11-25-2002, 11:49 AM
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Looks like a killer freshwater bucketmouth pattern to me! Just like an injured yellow perch on his last legs, flopping about on the surface, waiting for the inevetable.....
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John
I would love to get start tying poppers, never tied any, but looking at your work of art, I have a question on that popper, Did you do the art work on that popper head? or does the popper material come with that fancy art work? if not than how did you do this.
If its your fancy work, than it leaves me out, I could never paint anything like what you have shown on your poppers.
Get me started.
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Old 11-26-2002, 01:46 PM
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Joe, I put the directions in the first post above..but the head is not painted... it is grizzly hackle tips...chartruese on each side with olive grizzly on top. I colored the top with Olive magic marker ,then covered the sides and top with a sparse coat of epoxy and layered the tips onto the epoxy, adjusting their fit on the surface of the popper to lay smooth... then cut off any hackle extending beyond the popper face and added a second coat of epoxy after adding eyes...This would create a smooth all around surface locking the material within the epoxy.
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Striblue,

I often wonder how you find the time to create such masterpieces. Always seems you are tying up all sorts of little tasties and I can barely find the time to whip up a half dozen clouser minnows for myself. Not to mention my girlfriend always seems to pee on my tying parade. She just doesn't get that this is not just a hobby but a lifestyle we all live. She still firmly believes that all you need is a Zebco Snoopy Snag-Um rod and a worm and a bobber. Welcome to my hell.
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Old 11-26-2002, 02:22 PM
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Mike, I hear you.... now ,here is what you should do...get a couple of the hooks that have the built in pin in it... And tye a Christmas tree fly, only tye it so it looks just like a Christmas tree and give it to her in a nice package...when she sees what you can do that "can" be beyond tying she will hopefully see it different. You should see my spun deer hair Pumkin fly...orange too. Only to be worn by my wife on Halloween. Politics.....
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