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Tube Popper Fly Balsa Popper Mini Balsa Wood Lathe

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#31 fshng84

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:23 PM

... fished same place as yesterday. Lost count of how many were caught and released; too bad they were not keepers else a limit would have been had! Had multiple doubles and even one triple - three little Bass! Today's Video. Red/White Tube Fly still getting bit!



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 02:01 AM

Those white bass sure look fun.  For the marabou tube, are you palmering the marabou or just tying in clumps? either way it looks simple and effective.

 

These are both tied with palmered marabou for the body

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This one has an added collar of arctic fox to give it a little more bulk

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:07 AM

Thanks agn54, I have been tying them in clumps; like the palmer look! May give it a try next round.



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:30 AM

Birds were working the shad from above; White Bass were working the shad from below. Used a Fly Rod and a bow mounted rod holder to fish a tandem crappie jig and tube fly. Lots of fun with most bites on a red/white tube fly! Video of the action.



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 05:41 AM

Dusted off this one after several seasons; good thing we had the fly but next time will bring more hooks!  ...a Tube Popper Fly that we tied several years back. Managed to catch two bass with it then lost the fly to a nice bass that broke off. Thought we lost the fly but was able to recover it, unfortunately, did not have any more treble hooks. Only had fishing flies with the largest hook size being a size 8. After a miss with a small size 12 egg pattern to replace the treble hook, switched to a KDM minnow in size 8. Managed to land one more bass before it got too dark. Kept at it well after dark and guessed we had 10 missed hook sets. PS: Due stay tuned; plan to post a video on how we make the Tube Popper Fly!
 


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:57 PM

Finally got the video edited... it's the DIY Tube Popper Fly that we used the other day at Stoney Hollow Pond.  The version we used at the pond was painted yellow. These are painted white. Also, used the Mini-Balsa Wood Lathe we made several years ago along with a tube tying attachment on an old vise we keep just for making tube flies. Lathe is not required, can be shaped by had using hand tools and sand paper. Do check it out and give it a try fishing them on your local ponds this Season! DIY Tube Popper Fly