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    Default Re: experimenting with bass poppers

    Quote Originally Posted by kelkay View Post
    Thanks for your thoughts. (I am a woman though, not a man...lol...) I got the Pearl Web idea from a guy who makes a ton of poppers, and most of the tails I saw on his poppers were made from Pearl Web. I like marabou too, and sometimes feathers. I just got the Pearl Web, so I was experimenting with it.
    Terribly sorry about that, I should have known better. I would go ahead and use some of that pearl stuff, as it looks like it might have a frog like motion of straightening out when you strip, and then curling back up at rest. Having such a large curly wad of it could actually reduce the motion though. Putting some of that pearl web surrounding a marabou tail might be ideal.
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    Default Re: experimenting with bass poppers

    Kelkay, not bad for a woman...Just kidding...LOL Very nice looking bugs, great paint job. Hooks could be a tiny bit bigger; but overall, very nice...

    Dan

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    Default Re: experimenting with bass poppers

    Thanks Dan, I appreciate it.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

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    Default Re: experimenting with bass poppers

    Quote Originally Posted by kelkay View Post
    Cork stopper? You use cork instead of foam? These foam pieces were given to me by someone who does their own foam popper bodies with a Dremel. However they are not uniform size. Thanks for the hint on the hook.
    Actually I use foam more often, but I have so many corks that I bought the hooks to match the cork
    For foam I use lobster buoys that you find washed up on the beach after a storm
    You cut them into slices with a saw and then punch out cylinders with a sharpened piece of copper pipe

    .... like this
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    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: experimenting with bass poppers

    neat, I don't live near the ocean though
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

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