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Poppers

Postby nobuzz » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:36 am

Guys,


2 poppers I tied.

Bodies are ethafoam which I "turned" using a dremel as a "lathe" and a bit of sandpaper. They are mounted on a tube to stop the foam splitting.

Happy for any comments, observations, etc.
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Re: Poppers

Postby Preston » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:19 am

They look great,well done I must have a go myself
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Re: Poppers

Postby nobuzz » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:28 am

I forgot to mention that I coat the ethafoam with Softex after I've shaped it. Gives it a nice finish.
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Re: Poppers

Postby mickser » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:51 am

great looking poppers just one question what is ethafoam and what is softex
I have not fished in two years hoping to change that this year with anything ?
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Re: Poppers

Postby MAC » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:55 am

Excellent looking flies... What lenght are they?
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Re: Poppers

Postby patk » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:02 pm

Great flies all of them. Do you tie any sea slater pattern? Im trying to tie a few for this summer the bass gorge on them in a place i fish on the big tides in july august trying to find a pattern.
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Re: Poppers

Postby saving private brian » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:10 pm

love your invention.i will be keeping an eye on this topic as i hope to get into saltwater fly fishing myself.can i ask.what species are they intended for
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Re: Poppers

Postby nobuzz » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:06 pm

saving private brian wrote:love your invention.i will be keeping an eye on this topic as i hope to get into saltwater fly fishing myself.can i ask.what species are they intended for


I tied them for bass but I'd like to think any fish looking for a meal on the surface would go for them.

mickser wrote:great looking poppers just one question what is ethafoam and what is softex


Ethafoam is a closed cell foam. You can buy blocks of it anywhere that sells fly-tying materials.

Softex is a type of varnish which is flexible when dried.

MAC wrote:Excellent looking flies... What lenght are they?


The bodies on these 2 are 1" but I've done up to 2".

patk wrote:Great flies all of them. Do you tie any sea slater pattern? Im trying to tie a few for this summer the Bass gorge on them in a place i fish on the big tides in july august trying to find a pattern.


I'd just use GRHEs, maybe with a lead underbody.
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Re: Poppers

Postby JimH » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:56 pm

strip strip stop, strip strip stop - figure eight stop and then......! Great flies.
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Re: Poppers

Postby sandblaster » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:19 pm

great looking flies well done and hope they cast well for ya
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Re: Poppers

Postby eoghanb » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:16 am

I make poppers myself the handiest thing to use are earplugs the orange cone shaped ones,they seem too soft at first but no shaping involved just put a slit halfway through then I coat it in super glue and wrap tin foil around the wet glue,then stick on sequins for eyes and a black dot ,I then use different coloured permanent markers sharpies are great and put colour on the back and put spots stripes gills etc then cover in epoxy and job done,I have some up on adverts.Ie ,search fishing flies saltwater (don't know how to put up photos from iPhone on this site ,anyone?)
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Re: Poppers

Postby nobuzz » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:49 am

eoghanb wrote:I make poppers myself the handiest thing to use are earplugs the orange cone shaped ones,they seem too soft at first but no shaping involved just put a slit halfway through then I coat it in super glue and wrap tin foil around the wet glue,then stick on sequins for eyes and a black dot ,I then use different coloured permanent markers sharpies are great and put colour on the back and put spots stripes gills etc then cover in epoxy and job done,I have some up on adverts.Ie ,search fishing flies saltwater (don't know how to put up photos from iPhone on this site ,anyone?)



Great idea. They come in a range of colours too.
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Re: Poppers

Postby eoghanb » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:55 am

Was in tescos today and found foam sheets in the kids art and craft section,about 20 different colour sheets for €2.50 they would be handy for crease flies or whatever your imagination comes up with
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Poppers

Postby eoghanb » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:56 pm

The ear plug popper
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Postby eoghanb » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:10 pm

A crease fly using tin foil technique I also wrapped the fly with a clear plastic gift wrap to give it the iridesant shine before I coloured it with markers and then the coat of epoxy
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Re: Poppers

Postby nobuzz » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:50 pm

Lovely looking flies. I especially like the Crease Fly.
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Re: Poppers

Postby eoghanb » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:21 pm

Cheers ,try the technique they look way harder to do than they actually are :D
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Re: Poppers

Postby SeaDoc » Mon May 14, 2012 7:31 pm

Nice flies guys , the ear plug popper ....lol... love it. It's amazing the types of materials one can find a use for.
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