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/ balsa / Brown / Cedar Creek Lake / Classic / Elkhorn Creek / Grizzly / largemouth / popper / rubber legs / smallmouth / Smallmouth Bass / white / Yellow /

Classic Balsa Popper

tied by BigDaddyHub
Fly Type: Poppers/Sliders,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass,
Imitation: Frogs,
Material List:
Hand shaped balsa plug
3/0 thread (color to suit taste/pattern scheme)
Sz 2 Mustad popper hook
Delta Acrylic paint
Doll Eyes (hobby shop)
Natural Grizzly feathers from a hen I hit with the truck one morning
Rubber Legs (white/yellow/brown)
Tying Instructions: Tied in mass production (10-20 bodies at a time for great productivity)

Smooth and shape your balsa plug to your desired shape. I have found the sponge drywall sanders work GREAT for this....maximum control...take off as little or as much as you like. Attach your plug to your hook using Superglue or other CA adhesive. For smoother lines, I back fill the hook slot with wood filler and sand flush to the body when dry. Primer the body (not necessary, but makes the balse take lighter colors better). Paint your base coat. Paint or dab your spots and other markings. Allow to dry for at least two hours. Coat generously with 2 ton (4hr) epoxy to harden the finish. Allow to cure overnight. Dress to suit your desire.

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