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First foam popper tied by Joe HardFly Type: Poppers/Sliders
, Target Species: Freshwater Bass
, Recommended Region: Eastern Canada
, Imitation: Frogs
, Material List:
Hook Mustad popper hook CK 52S 1/0
Thread Uni 17/0
Weed guard 2 strands of 12 pound mono
Glue Zap a gap
Body Rainys medium olive foam frog bodies, painted, marked with markers and coated with clear sparkle nail polish and sally hansens
Tail 3 olive rubber sill legs, doubled tied off the back of the hook, and 2 long slender olive saddle hackles, tiedon either side of the shank.Tying Instructions:
Start thread at eye and lay a thread base to just back of the bump in shank.Tie on weed guard. Slit foam with razor and then add glue to all thread wrappings. Add foam body. let glue dry while squeezeing foam. attach rubber legs, and hackle. Whip finnish, and clip thread. add a drop of zap a gap to the whip finnish. Re-attach thread at eye and bring mono weed guard through eye of hook, and bind down at eye. clip tag ends of mono and make several wraps to sequre them then whip finnish, clipthread the add more glue to this knot.
I fist painted the body with yellow, dark geen, and red for the mouth. I then added a coat of clear sparkle nail polish and let dry. I then coloured with yellow black olive light and dark green markers, and let sit for about an hour. coated with sally hansens hard as nails then another coat of clear sparkle nail pollishPresentation Tips:
cast into weeds and let sit until the water is calm. The longer the better. Ten minutes is not an exagaration. then twitch the rod to pop the fly and wait again. If no strikes occur try a few twitches, and make as much splas and noise that you can and wait again. if nothingtry a shor retrive and then cast to another location. Popper Madness.