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Blue color scheme
Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:00 PM
Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:36 PM
Colors All white; Yellow/White, Black/White, Gray/White, Blue/White, Dark Blue/ light Blue, Black/Blue, Chartreuse(green)/White, Blue/Chartreuse(green).
Materials: Bucktail , Strung Chinese feathers, or Maribou.
Flash: Silver, Pearl, Blue
Tip: With most strung feathers and maribou I always wash them before using otherwise they will bleed on anything they touch.
To wash I use dawn dish detergent, rinse well, pat dry with paper towel and let them air dry or use a hair dryer, store in zip lock or equivalent freezer bags.
Posted 02 September 2018 - 04:22 AM
Posted 02 September 2018 - 06:17 PM
Does the color of a popper head matter? I don't use them enough to know.
Posted 02 September 2018 - 09:07 PM
I think the contrast between colors is as important, if not more so, than the actual colors. I, generally, tie three different colored popper. Yellow, green and black are the foam head colors. The trailing material and legs are usually a different, contrasting color.
I have had fish hit one color when they wouldn't hit another ... but I honestly can't say they hit one color more consistently than any other.
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Posted 02 September 2018 - 09:32 PM
I very seldom use a solid head color on my poppers. Before I started making my own I brought a couple of Orvis salt water poppers that had solid head colors. They were red/white, blue/white and yellow/white. I caught some bluefish on them but never used them in fresh water. Like Mike I like white and yellow poppers but one solid color, no contrast at the head. I do like to imitate bait fish colors with them. These two are more for salt water, than fresh but I'd use them in either. The color contrast doesn't show up that well in the picture.
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Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:16 PM
Where do you get your stencils?
Posted 04 September 2018 - 07:48 AM
fshng2, Pretty sure they're a Tiemco hook. Not sure they make them anymore. They've been sitting in one of my hook boxes for a number of years. I did check they're size 2.
Posted 04 September 2018 - 08:45 AM
Flyman... the color scheme I'd use would be fl. pink for the collar and white for the tail with that blue head... Of course I'm tying for salt or brackish waters - and can't be bothered to even paint the heads on my poppers... They don't last long enough to make it reasonable...
By the way for anyone that's struggled with using dyed red feathers and white together (the red always bleeds into the white the first time it gets wet - no matter how you process it first...)... simply use pink or fluorescent pink instead of the red... the pink doesn't bleed...
Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:08 PM