The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > General Fly Tying Discussions

General Fly Tying Discussions Talk about anything somewhat related to fly tying...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2012, 09:48 AM
tyler185's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern Vermont
Posts: 251
tyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to all
Default Trying my hand at poppers

When I started tying I never had the intention of tying poppers. Didnt really have a reason just figured it would be easier to buy them. However, I have been using the Articulated Shanks by The Flymen Fishing Company...the maker of Fish Skulls. Anyways, they have an articulated popper on their site that I just had to try.

Click the image to open in full size.

Here is just a regular hard bodied popper I tried.

Click the image to open in full size.

And as a side note, I was out rabbit hunting the other day and stumbled across a beautiful site. Something (I am assuming a coyote based on the location) got a ruffed grouse and left some leftovers for me. I was pretty happy when I found it. I will be cranking out some soft hackles very soon.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
______________

- Tyler

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2012, 10:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Upstate NY (Albany Area)
Posts: 734
fire instructor is a splendid one to beholdfire instructor is a splendid one to beholdfire instructor is a splendid one to beholdfire instructor is a splendid one to beholdfire instructor is a splendid one to beholdfire instructor is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Trying my hand at poppers

The popper looks great! Like a very mini-version of a couple that I have in my spin-box.

As for the grouse, it looks like some great materials for many flies to come. That said, I attended my first fly-tying class last evening, and the insructors were VERY negative about using roadkill or carcusses found in the wild, due to contamination issues with your other materials, and the possibility of disease. Having read these forums for a couple of months now, I was surprised at how negative they were on the subject. One of the instructors works as a salesperson at the local fly shop that supplied the course book and much of the tying materials, so maybe they were just being respectful of that relationship.....
__________________
- Rick

"A leader with great passion and few skills always outperforms a leader with great skills and little passion." Chief Rick Lasky
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2012, 10:22 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,469
bigjim5589 has much to be proud ofbigjim5589 has much to be proud ofbigjim5589 has much to be proud ofbigjim5589 has much to be proud ofbigjim5589 has much to be proud ofbigjim5589 has much to be proud ofbigjim5589 has much to be proud ofbigjim5589 has much to be proud ofbigjim5589 has much to be proud ofbigjim5589 has much to be proud of
Default Re: Trying my hand at poppers

Tyler, those look great! Nice find on the plumage too!

What hook are you using on the articulating popper?

I see your in VT, so am assuming you fish for Smallmouths with those poppers?
__________________
My Blog: http://tidewaterflyblog.blogspot.com

Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2012, 10:29 AM
s fontinalis's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 1,674
s fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant future
Send a message via Skype™ to s fontinalis
Default Re: Trying my hand at poppers

Great looking flies. Next step Deer Hair poppers???
Spinning deer hair has become an art form
Check some of the birds this guy spins!
__________________
Eunan



Addicted To Vise
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2012, 10:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 571
lancer09 is a glorious beacon of lightlancer09 is a glorious beacon of lightlancer09 is a glorious beacon of lightlancer09 is a glorious beacon of lightlancer09 is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Trying my hand at poppers

Funny that you post this. I was actually looking at that exact same popper on their site last night and thought about giving it a try sometime. Your's looks good. How did you color it and what did you seel it with?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2012, 11:46 AM
tyler185's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern Vermont
Posts: 251
tyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to alltyler185 is a name known to all
Default Re: Trying my hand at poppers

Quote:
Originally Posted by fire instructor View Post
The popper looks great! Like a very mini-version of a couple that I have in my spin-box.

As for the grouse, it looks like some great materials for many flies to come. That said, I attended my first fly-tying class last evening, and the insructors were VERY negative about using roadkill or carcusses found in the wild, due to contamination issues with your other materials, and the possibility of disease. Having read these forums for a couple of months now, I was surprised at how negative they were on the subject. One of the instructors works as a salesperson at the local fly shop that supplied the course book and much of the tying materials, so maybe they were just being respectful of that relationship.....
I have always been very careful about bringing in new material from the outdoors. What I do is wash it with soap and warm water. Then I salt it for a week or however long it takes to dry out and then I freeze it for a couple of days. I have done it with deer hair and tails, squirrel tails, rabbit hide and feet and turkey feathers. Havent had a problem yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjim5589 View Post
Tyler, those look great! Nice find on the plumage too!

What hook are you using on the articulating popper?

I see your in VT, so am assuming you fish for Smallmouths with those poppers?
It is a size one stinger hook. I will actually be tossing them to largemouths and pickerel. I mostly fish for smallies in the spring when they move up into the shallows and tribs to spawn.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lancer09 View Post
Funny that you post this. I was actually looking at that exact same popper on their site last night and thought about giving it a try sometime. Your's looks good. How did you color it and what did you seel it with?
I just used a sharpie. Unfortunately, I didnt have a yellow sharpie for the belly so I used a highlighter....didnt work so well. You can barely tell there is any color there. I used liquid fusion to glue the shank to the body and then I used Loon's Hard Head glue to coat the body.
__________________
______________

- Tyler

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2012, 12:00 PM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 12,533
Blog Entries: 27
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Trying my hand at poppers

Tyler: Great work on the poppers! At first I thought maybe you were using an air brush to color them, but your getting some pretty good results using a Sharpie. Congrats on scoring on the grouse feathers!
__________________
Larry

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LOT of FIVE VINTAGE HAND MADE HAND TIED FISHING FLIES ESTATE FIND Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 11-12-2011 09:50 AM
Vintage Fishing Flies Poppers Hand Tied and Painted Nice Folk Art Items Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 11-05-2011 01:50 PM
Poppers franzenangler General Discussion 2 06-12-2010 12:32 PM
8wt for poppers jayodonn Saltwater Fly Fishing 5 05-21-2008 11:28 AM
Poppers Alex Guthrie General Fly Tying Discussions 5 03-19-2008 05:06 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.