@ted, are you making your own popper heads or painting purchased ones?
I am interested in both options. I know cork is an option, just wondering about other materials that have been used.
Continuing on my saltwater tying spree (never mind the fact it will only be my second salt/fly trip ever...)
It might seem silly to try to invent a fly for an area that I have no experience with. But, fly tying is all about creative expression and wanting to test our trade even in new arenas. Thus, I set out to create a lightweight impressionistic shrimp/crab attractor pattern with a weedguard and rattles.
#2 stainless umpqua hook, grizzly marabou, mono eyes, silicone legs, flash and some dubbing.
40lb. mono (cheap stuff) for a weed guard and a bead and a cone head loosely tied for a rattle.