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Old 12-15-2011, 08:58 PM
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These have been my favorite flies this year in orange, chartreuse and blue. These are about 10 inches long.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:22 PM
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Gar! Long time no see! Good to see you posting again. Nice flies.
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Craaft foam cut and glued together? I like this. A Lot.
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At some point we will fish together.

The heads are 1mm or 2mmm craft foam cut with a guitar pic maker. It is like a stapler, but cuts the heads all identical. I have also been using LOCO foam which has a psychedelic silver pattern to it. The eyes are the standard plastic but 1/2 inch.
These flies will swing side to side like a zara spook because of the wide head. They will stay in the top 4 inches of the water column.
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The heads are 1mm or 2mmm craft foam cut with a guitar pic maker.
Nice!

I've been using one of these for some similar patterns-

It works a bit differently in that it cuts out sort of a heart shape, and you just have to fold it over and glue it on-

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Or, you can get tricky, trim a little add a sequin, and you've got a popper head-

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You're welcome up anytime. It'll be fun.
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Nice! foam head pike flies Gar....I really like the color selection.
What did you use to coat the foam?
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Welcome back Gar, Great looking flies and a neat idea.
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Gar: Good to see you posting again and I love your flies. I've never fished anything that big, must be a thrill when a big Pike hammers that fly.

Cliff: Pretty cool looking popper! Pretty interesting approach to using foam folded over like that.

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Default Re: Foam head pike flies

Here is a link to the guitar pick cutter which i used to do the foam. These heads are about 1.25 inches long and 1 inch long.
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i like the wooden cutter better from bigcliff but could never find one that cut heads big enough. The daul sided cutter is much quicker to apply to the fly than two separate sides.
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