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About Murrill

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  1. Thanks gillage. I don't, but I've thought about making one. I'll certainly post if it I make one.
  2. Thanks Caloosa Bug! These are Rainey’s foam heads, I bought them in white and painted to match.
  3. I apologize in advance for being so dense, but I can't figure out how to post photos in my topic. I have photos uploaded to Google Photos. When I click on the "image" button in the forum and insert the URL for the photo in Google Photos, I get a message that says "you are not allowed to use that image extension on this community." The files are JPEGs. What am I doing wrong? I'm sure that somewhere on the The Flyting Forum there's a post or article that answers my questions, but I can't find it. Help! I would like to be more active in this forum/community but it doesn't do me much good if I can't post photos. Thanks! j
  4. I'm hoping to tie some large saltwater poppers for a friend who has an opportunity to fish for Giant Trevally. Essentially what I have in mind is a really big Bob's Banger. I have some 3/4" foam cylinders, and I found some really nice slitted mylar skirts that have an adhesive backing to wrap around the foam. The problem is that I cannot find a hook with a shank long enough to give adequate clearance for the point of the hook. In other words, the bottom half of the foam cylinder extends far enough down into the gap of the hook that I'm afraid it will interfere with hook-set. It seems to me the solution is to find a longer-shanked hook that will provide more separation between the foam cylinder and the point of the hook. What's the longest SS hook out there? I used a 4/0 Gamakatsu SP11-3L3H, but it was not long enough, plus it was the size of re-bar. How have you solved this problem? Is there a hook out there for what I'm describing? Is there some other way to skin the cat? Would appreciate any insights. Thanks. jm
  5. New to tying, just joined the Forum and this is my first post. I live in the Deep South, and most of my fly fishing is bass & bluegill. I purchased some Rainy's "Mini-Me" foam popper heads for tying small bluegill poppers. The popper heads already have a small hole punched from the rear of the body to the center of the "face." If I run the hook through this hole, the eye of the hook is going to stick out of the exact center of the face, which leaves the entire lower half of the body below the level of the hook shank and potentially interfering with hook set. The poppers I see for sale in the catalogs all have the eye of the hook protruding from the bottom of the "face," so that almost the entire body is above the hook shank. In my "newbness," I'm unsure what to do. Should I run the hook through the preformed hole, or should I punch a hole of my own that is closer to the bottom of the body? If I should punch a hole of my own, are there any tricks to doing this? I would appreciate anyone's insights into how to tie these foam poppers. Thanks in advance. Murrill
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