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Popper Swap II
Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:38 PM
Hopefully, we'll all learn some new techniques to make poppers and broaden our skills in the process. Since there were a few people that missed out on this one, let's have 13 tiers, each sending in 12 flies. Standard swap rules apply (toe tag your flies and send self addressed stamped envelope for return flies and make sure to send a big enough box to accommodate 12 poppers!). If you have any questions on swap rules, feel free to PM me.
All flies are due to me by June 1st. And remember, MAKE YOUR OWN POPPER BODIES!
We fell one tier short of filling this one up, so everyone can send in 11 flies instead of the original 12.
STATUS UPDATED AS OF 6/5
1) Dart DONE
2) riffleriversteelheadslayerpaulreallyneedsalongerforumhandle RECEIVED
3) gpd4 RECEIVED
4) smokinprice RECEIVED
5) BigDaddyHub RECEIVED
6) Brian Brown75 DROPPED
7) Kirk Dietrich RECEIVED
8) breambuster RECEIVED
9) Flytyer14 RECEIVED
10) nofish RECEIVED
11) RobertM RECEIVED
12) P.Dieter RECEIVED
Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:41 PM
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson
There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929
Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:59 PM
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:01 PM
Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:10 PM
Jeff, it's outside my comfort zone too, but I think we'll all learn something. Over the past couple of weeks, that's really the only time my poppers had been fished and I learned that polyurethane doesn't do the trick for me. So next time I'll try epoxy. I also learned that panfish just as soon hit a barenaked white perfect popper body glued to a hook as a stippled style popper that took me a long time to paint. It's not always about what the fisherman thinks, but what the fish thinks. Jump on in, I'd love to have you... and you'll do fine!
This time, I'm going to focus on more "economical" poppers, but I'll pay attention to the craftsmanship to the best of my ability. I've NEVER played with balsa, but I'm going to try it. If I can pull it off, I'll be able to get 50 popper bodies out of a stick of $1.79 balsa. That will come in handy for poppers down the road. If I can't pull it off, I'll try something else... but at this point I'm really banking on the balsa to come through for me.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:50 AM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:12 AM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:57 AM
I've got a few folders with photos of flies, these get more updates than my videos:
Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:07 AM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:21 AM
Cant wait to see what you cook up brother. I am sure it will be stunning!