The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > Share Patterns

Share Patterns List your favorite and selfmade fly patterns. Share with other tyers. Learn how to tie various flies...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2009, 09:57 PM
kerryssz's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 21
kerryssz is on a distinguished road
Default foam popper

I used foam to make this popper. It's very light too, so you can cast it easier. I just need to work on my paint job


Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2009, 11:26 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 101
HookEmHorns will become famous soon enough
Default Re: foam popper

Kerryssz,

Nice looking popper! How does it fly through the air? I would think that it would catch a lot of air with the front like that. Looks almost like a scoop. I have seen some that are flat on the front, but with a small lip so make it dive a little bit. But the guy I talked to said it made it tougher to cast because it caught a lot of air. Just wondering if you had that problem.

As far as the paint job, I think it is a lot better than I could do! But I might put another coat on it... Looks like the foam started to soak it up a little bit.
Looks like a really nice popper! Wish I could make something like that!

HookEmHorns
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2009, 05:24 AM
kerryssz's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 21
kerryssz is on a distinguished road
Default Re: foam popper

the thing is I didn't try casting it yet, but that's what I'm afraid of. It's pretty light but I don't know how air resistant this big boy is. This is my first foam popper so maybe I'll have to do some modifications to it. I'll let you know how it flies. I tested it in my bathtub and it definitly makes lots of noise and splashes with a little pull.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2009, 08:58 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: foam popper

Hi to all,

Here is the photo that kerryssz is talking about. The photo was too large and pushing the Portal Page off of the screen.

Kerryssz, please don't post such large pictures.

Frank


Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2009, 02:35 PM
Super Moderator/Fly Swap Coordinator
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,019
peregrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond reputeperegrines has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: foam popper

Very cool. I like that tiger paint job. I can picture it now:

blurp................ blurp................... blurp.................. blurKABOOOOOOM!!!!




mark
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2009, 11:57 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: foam popper

Hi kerryssz,

With that big scooped nose I think it will catch a lot of air. But it is going to make a heck of a noise. Good job.

Frank
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2009, 04:02 PM
HuronRiverDan's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Posts: 2,584
HuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant future
Send a message via Yahoo to HuronRiverDan
Default Re: foam popper

Kerry, Did you carve that out of a foam block or is it foam sheet? I would be very interested in how you made it, it looks like it would be very noisy...

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2009, 09:13 PM
kerryssz's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 21
kerryssz is on a distinguished road
Default Re: foam popper

Quote:
Originally Posted by HuronRiverDan View Post
Kerry, Did you carve that out of a foam block or is it foam sheet? I would be very interested in how you made it, it looks like it would be very noisy...

Dan
It's actually pretty easy fly to make. Just cut have a circle out of foam sheet, roll it into the cone and use some superglue. Don't forget to leave a little tip at the front so you can tie it to the hook.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

For paint I used permanent markers, but they don't work too well with foam as you can see. I'm gonna try nail polish or something like that.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-11-2009, 08:25 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: foam popper

Hi kerryssz,

Go to a hobby shop and get the paint that is used to paint model airplanes. I think it is an acrylic paint. It comes in small bottles with unlimited colors. You can get thinner and even clear-coat.

Frank
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-11-2009, 07:56 PM
kerryssz's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 21
kerryssz is on a distinguished road
Default Re: foam popper

thanks, Frank! Is that paint pretty durable in the water or you put a clear coat on top?
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
My client Larry was from New Orleans. He wanted to do a little winter fishing, with t Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 02-12-2009 08:00 AM
What do you wear ??? tractman Forum Polls 12 02-10-2009 01:23 AM
hatefire hatefire Member Introductions 2 12-17-2007 09:43 AM
Gettin any.... fysh The Lodge Den 0 12-11-2007 01:02 PM
Ww Iii tightlines57 The Lodge Den 1 08-11-2007 04:02 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:39 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.