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#61 rht95



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 02:14 PM

Got mine monday. These are some great flies, good job everyone. Hopefully I'll put them in the water this weekend.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:35 PM

Just got my mail and my flies. They all look great cant wait to try them. I am going up to a small private pond for 4 day in the morning so I will be trying these out. I'm in ca and the heat right now is brutal. Its 110 now where I live , but the pond is up in the mountains it is supposed to be a high of 95 so see what that does to the fishing. Thanks again guy, and to Mike for hosting,

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 12:50 PM

Mike again; thanks for the popper heads.
My first step was to put on a top coat of Etec, and then for a spin on the lure turner.
I completed putting the finishing touches on your popper heads yesterday.
I have to say you have some mad painting skills.

All are great but, I especially like the Stippled one.




BTW what material did you use for this little chartreuse popper head, and how did you make it?

I put a top coat of Etec on this one too while I was coating the others.




#64 Mike West

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:33 AM

Thx and nice job on finishing them. Never heard of Etec, going have google it. All of the poppers I sent out were coated with Sally Hansen's and Liquid Fusion.

That one was made with cylinder foam and shaped on a Dremel tool. Got the idea here:


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:52 AM

I call it Etec,but it's actually envirotex-lite.
Get it at Michaels or AC Moore with a 50% coupon.

It has a long open time and cures to a hard finish that will not yellow.
Cures in 8 hours, but is a little tacky. In 3 days it is rock hard and not tacky.