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Old 10-04-2011, 06:50 PM
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I am glad that you guys are all coming on board. This one got a slow start but it is coming on strong since the due date extension!

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Two questions: first, how many people do we now have in the swap?
Second, my poppers have all had chartreuse bodies but with different variations on the accent color balance of red and yellow (and with certain imperfections because I'm new). How uniform do my patterns have to be for this swap?
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Two questions: first, how many people do we now have in the swap?
Second, my poppers have all had chartreuse bodies but with different variations on the accent color balance of red and yellow (and with certain imperfections because I'm new). How uniform do my patterns have to be for this swap?
Gator: If you go back and look at the first thread, you will see that there now are 11 tiers in the popper swap. Just an FYI, Mark always does a good job of going back and editing the first post with additional tiers so that everyone knows who is in on the fly swap.
Don't worry about the different variations on the color, it's no big deal, besides, each tier will only see one of your poppers, Mark is the only one who will see the bunch all together! Don't sweat the small stuff, I'm sure they will fish just fine!

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Wow, 11! Ok, only 8 more to tie. Maybe I'll just use the same colors but make each one slightly unique.
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Two questions: first, how many people do we now have in the swap?
Second, my poppers have all had chartreuse bodies but with different variations on the accent color balance of red and yellow (and with certain imperfections because I'm new). How uniform do my patterns have to be for this swap?
Mine aren't even close to matching! They're all completely different.
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OK, I'm in to make it the even dozen. I'll do the earplug popper. It's a tube fly so you can use whatever hook you like. I'll send one with it anyway. I've tried them out on Smallmouth and they work pretty good. One thing I like about them is you can use a short hook. When they run into weeds the pull the fly off ratrher than turn the hook and come off. Something we had happen a few times with bigger long poppers this summer. Because they are so soft I just let one swim with one trying to keep it from realizing it was auling a line around, and it swam a good 15 or 20 feet before spitting it. Between being chewy and tasting like the slime from the fish it had already caught, I would bet it was the line and not the fly that finally made it spit it.

They are easy to make and you can get the parts almost anyplace. If you can find a good source for the ear plugs brand "Spark Plugs", they come in a bunch of colors. I have not experimented with painting them but have used markers on them.
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OK, I'm in to make it the even dozen. I'll do the earplug popper. It's a tube fly so you can use whatever hook you like. I'll send one with it anyway. I've tried them out on Smallmouth and they work pretty good. One thing I like about them is you can use a short hook. When they run into weeds the pull the fly off ratrher than turn the hook and come off. Something we had happen a few times with bigger long poppers this summer. Because they are so soft I just let one swim with one trying to keep it from realizing it was auling a line around, and it swam a good 15 or 20 feet before spitting it. Between being chewy and tasting like the slime from the fish it had already caught, I would bet it was the line and not the fly that finally made it spit it.

They are easy to make and you can get the parts almost anyplace. If you can find a good source for the ear plugs brand "Spark Plugs", they come in a bunch of colors. I have not experimented with painting them but have used markers on them.
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YES!!!!!!! I saw these on your other post. I was hoping I would get my hands on one of those
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One more thing I forgot to mention, if a fish busts you off or a toothy one clips it off, you can get it back. they will pull off the hook and float. If you are in a boat you get all of them back and in waders all of them you are willing to swim for.
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Dan, great to have you in the swap, those poppers look like a blast to fish.
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those poppers look like a blast to fish.
They are! They are also the perfect Smallmouth Bass size. If you have Pike there where you plan to fish them, you may want to put a heavier mono bite tippet on because the little line clippers also love them. I had a really big pike blow up on a little popper this summer, but it missed it completely and never came back after it. You actually have a better chance of landing a big one that hits a popper without a wire leader than a small one. The teeth on the little ones are so dang sharp if they hit it right you barely feel them before the fly is gone. These in theory are all recoverable because the hook is not part of the fly.
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