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2018 Stippled Poppers


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#1 Stippled Popper

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:57 PM

Here are a few new poppers.

 

  Attached File  BlueFrog.png   396.71KB   7 downloads

Poison Frog inspired Balsa Body 

 

Attached File  GreenBalsa201802.png   586.95KB   6 downloads

Balsa Popper

 

Attached File  GreenMardiGras2018.png   546.21KB   5 downloads

Green Mardi Gras colors

 

Attached File  SaltWaterDeerHair2018.png   631.26KB   6 downloads

Salt Water Hard Foam Popper body 

 

Attached File  YellowMardiGras2018.png   663.02KB   5 downloads

Yellow Mardi Gras colors



#2 Mike West

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

Very nice as usual

#3 denduke

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:08 AM

I had tried your tech of attaching legs rather than holes in the bodies. I failed to get them splayed out sideways but had them out the bottom and rather than pop well the legs would cause the popper to come up rather than pop down. Yours oughta work fine, my bad. Your attention to neetness and detail leaves me way behind. Really great eyes. They look "factory" perfect. Your hooks tangent to the bottom of the body makes them easy to pick up off the water and work great casting for sure. I like the traditional splayed hackle tails though, just me.
I wonder when you close your eyes do you see spots?
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#4 Poopdeck

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:24 AM

Those are some great looking poppers. Love the paint

#5 Stippled Popper

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 06:25 PM

I had tried your tech of attaching legs rather than holes in the bodies. I failed to get them splayed out sideways but had them out the bottom and rather than pop well the legs would cause the popper to come up rather than pop down. Yours oughta work fine, my bad. Your attention to neetness and detail leaves me way behind. Really great eyes. They look "factory" perfect. Your hooks tangent to the bottom of the body makes them easy to pick up off the water and work great casting for sure. I like the traditional splayed hackle tails though, just me.
I wonder when you close your eyes do you see spots?

 

Look at the tie in for the tail of the saltwater popper.  Perhaps the reason you have trouble with tying in the legs behind the body is the diameter of the point where the legs are being tied in.  If the ribbon of two or more rubber legs is left intact(not separated)  until it is all tied in, the legs can be kept more to the side.  If the back of the popper is perpendicular to the hook shank and the legs are tied tight to the back of the popper, the rubber legs will tend to splay sideways.  If the back of the body angles to a point at the back, it is possible to get the rubber legs to point slightly forward.

 

No spots unless I rub my eyes when closed. But I do see floaters with my eyes open.



#6 denduke

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:36 PM

Thanks.
If you wanta sing the blues, you gotta pay your dues, and you know it don't come easy...RS
Due to severe budget cuts and economic down turn the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off...

#7 bellevue.chartreuse.trout

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:05 PM

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#8 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:31 PM

Your poppers are the gold standard as far as I'm concerned. If you sold them commercially I would buy them even over BoogleBugs. Very, very nice as always. :)


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#9 vicente

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

I agree with Bryon I could see people spending good money on them. I hate painting so popper making is not my favorite it's the reason 90% of mine are deer hair.