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Itís Popper Time again


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#31 Mike West

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

Fshng2 & FRN
Just to prove Im working on it.... I know they look more like a Tiny Torpedo than a Zara Spook....I got a little shaping left to do on these and they probably will look more like a Tiny Torpedo than a Spook when Im done but I think they will walk. Dont expect these anytime soon this is a labor of love.
I already trashed eight of them and had to start over.....
Just to show you what Ive done in case they work.

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Foam
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Dont worry they will look better when Im done...

#32 Bimini15

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

Looking good already!
Are those the foamy cylinders they have at Michaels?
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#33 Mike West

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

Looking good already!
Are those the foamy cilinders cylinders they have at Michaels?

You mean this Marshmallow.. this is from Michaels
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No but this is...still working on it.i
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There would be a lot of sanding involved to turn the marshmallows down to what I posted, but yeah you could do it.
I used Waspi 1/2 & 3/4 Cylinders for these.

Someone here sent me a marshmallow they bought off eBay and its a much better choice for tying like size 8 to 2 size poppers.
I just havent bought any yet.

#34 Bimini15

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:49 PM

That marsmellow is what I meant.
I have seen them but did not bring myself to get some yet.
Too many flies too little time.
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#35 Philly

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:00 PM

You're on the right track, Mike.  I pulled a lure body, out of my fix up lure box and  it's marked "Heddon Baby Zara".  It doesn't look like the Zara Spooks I'm used to, more of a tear drop shape, wide in the front and a sharp taper in the rear.  The main difference is the hook comes straight out rather than from the bottom.  If you're interested I can take a couple of pictures of it and post them.  I picked up some of those foam marshmallows from Michael's a few years ago.  Still have most of them, just found them to soft to really shape and sand.  They do make decent Bob's Bangers.


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#36 fshng2

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:44 PM

Looking good Mike.

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#37 Mike West

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:46 PM

Thx
Well heres what not to do when making poppers
So I was cooking ribs yesterday Oven at 225°...Ribs are done take them out turn the oven off leave the oven door open for about 15 minutes And then I put about 50 poppers that were mounted on a piece of Styrofoam in the oven to help the paint dry faster

I had Raineys , Waspi, Flyman Double barell and marshmallow poppers on it
This is what happened to all 12 Double Barell poppers...I had some man hours into these things
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#38 Bimini15

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:52 PM

Sorry to hear about the poppers, I am sure you had a few bucks invested too!
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#39 mikechell

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:50 PM

... in the oven to help the paint dry faster ...

Haste makes waste.


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#40 fshng2

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:11 AM

Ouch!

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:30 AM

That marsmellow is what I meant.
I have seen them but did not bring myself to get some yet.
Too many flies too little time.

Shooting earplugs look very similar to these but have not tried Dremeling them, yet

Sorry about kitchen disaster Mike, jealous on the BBQ
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#42 Stippled Popper

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:19 PM

Thx
Well heres what not to do when making poppers
So I was cooking ribs yesterday Oven at 225°...Ribs are done take them out turn the oven off leave the oven door open for about 15 minutes And then I put about 50 poppers that were mounted on a piece of Styrofoam in the oven to help the paint dry faster

I had Raineys , Waspi, Flyman Double barell and marshmallow poppers on it
This is what happened to all 12 Double Barell poppers...I had some man hours into these things

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Ouch!  Nothing good to say about losing hours of work.  Knowing that you'll likely never make that mistake again doesn't help.

 

I've had success using a hair dryer to quick dry popper paint.  

 

Double barrel poppers ARE very marshmallow like.  Painting them the way I do it is interesting since the lightest touch presses into the body.  



#43 Mike West

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:22 PM

OK FRN & Fshng2
They are pretty much done. I temporarily tied a couple mop tails on these(1 inch)and they look stupid, Not long enough they just dont look right.

These need Orvis Magmum Dragon Tails on them... just watched a video on them the other day theyre great... Nice walk the dog action on them.

I just cant afford a buy any right now so you will have to wait till I can.
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#44 Mike West

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:12 PM

I just cant get the hang of this stippling...
I know these will catch fish but Im not happy with them.
Ive tried it on about a dozen and all Ive learned is how not to do it... but thats progress.

I think I got it figured out now and Im actually shaping another half dozen today just to dedicate to stippling.
Once again props to the Stippled Popper...its an art no doubt.

In the meantime here are a few I have done...Tying weed guards and tails today.

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#45 Mike West

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:40 PM

I really like it when eyes stick out past the body of the popper.
The camera is not catching all this but everyone of these eye stick out at least 3/16 of an inch past the body of the popper.
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