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First Balsa Popper and other 2016 Stippled Poppers


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#1 Stippled Popper

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 01:47 PM

Having dealt with my Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Finger issues this year, tying poppers is back on my agenda
 
 
Cork bodied Popper
 
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Playing around with a cork ball and a pencil popper body
 
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The next two balsa poppers were shaped by bellevue.chartreuse.trout
 
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This is my first attempt at a balsa popper 
 
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Here is an deer hair imitation popper
 
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The next popper is tied using one of the new Double Barrel Foam Popper heads.
 
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#2 mikechell

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 02:06 PM

Glad to see you posting painted poppers again.  Nearly incomparable ... although Mike Jackson has learned a lot form you !!!


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#3 Stippled Popper

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 02:13 PM

Glad to see you posting painted poppers again.  Nearly incomparable ... although Mike Jackson has learned a lot form you !!!

 

We learn from each other's techniques and ideas.  That is one of the nice things about fly tying.  People are generally

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#4 tidewaterfly

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 02:14 PM

Awesome! You haven't lost your touch! wub.png



#5 Hatchet Jack

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 03:23 PM

BEAUTIFUL.


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#6 feathers5

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:23 PM

Those are great!



#7 agn54

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:36 PM

Man, you tie some of the sweetest poppers I have ever seen



#8 Bimini15

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:44 PM

Super nice!
I have never see a popper squid like that one.
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#9 bellevue.chartreuse.trout

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:52 PM

It is my opinion that everything that I have seen you post qualifies as art! I know, they'll fish just fine, but they look immaculate when you create/paint them Stippled!

 

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#10 Kentuckysteve

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:56 PM

Great job on these poppers.Nice paint work.


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#11 flytire

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:09 PM

nice poppers ron

 

i also have that trigger finger problem


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#12 Stippled Popper

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 12:44 AM

nice poppers ron

 

i also have that trigger finger problem

 

I put the surgery off far too long.  The high pain threshold I inherited from my father probably contributed to the delay and senseless worry.  The only symptom I experienced was numbness in the hands which kept me from holding a fly rod for longer than a minute without going numb.  The surgery itself only takes a few minutes and can be done under a local.  Of course one hand is done at a time because who else is going to wipe you.  My incisions were made in the creases of my hand so the March and April surgeries are almost completely invisible.  No surgery is ever successful 100% of the time.  But it sure has worked for me.



#13 Flat Rock native

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 01:43 AM

So cool. Not sure I would fish these if I had them. Would feel bad if lost or chewed up.
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#14 SILKHDH

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:17 AM

The squid....goes down as the coolest popper ever in my book. That is really different.

#15 elderbarry

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 10:00 AM

Great poppers!  I agree with the others that I might not fish them if I had something that looked so good!