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    Default First run of poppers

    I've made a couple poppers before, but I decided to try more of a production approach this time. Small batch # (doing 6). But here they are after the bodies being glued on, and a coat of paint.
    Can't wait for the smallmouth trip this year.
    They're all on #4 mustad bent shank hooks.





    Next step will be another coat, followed by some dots, and a coat of sealant.
    -- Ryan

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    Default Re: First run of poppers

    Ryan: Very nice start, can't wait to see what they look like when finished!
    Larry


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    Default Re: First run of poppers

    It's nearly impossible to beat a yellow popper for smallmouth fishing. Looks like a good start you have there!

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    Default Re: First run of poppers

    I gotta agree Ted.
    Yellow is my go-to color for poppers.
    -- Ryan

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    Default Re: First run of poppers

    Second coat applied.
    Decorative dots also applied.
    -- Ryan

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    Default Re: First run of poppers

    Nice pretty pieces of bass candy ya got there! What paint are you using? I tie a lot of hoppers and gurglers, but these look too good not to try.
    Doug

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    Default Re: First run of poppers

    It's just some acrylic craft paint. I'll post a picture of the paint tonight. For the dots I used some testors model paint (also acrylic).
    Tonight I'll put on a coat of sealant, and maybe get started on the appendages and such.
    -- Ryan

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    Default Re: First run of poppers

    I used to make poppers all the time. I even made some red ones just for frogs. I still have the old Heddon fiberglass rod of my Grandpa's that I used to use with them.

    Seeing those pics makes me want to get back to doing yet another thing I no longer have time to do.

    Awesome job on those. They will definitely give you some stories to tell!

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    Default Re: First run of poppers

    Here's the paint products used:


    ---------- Post added at 01:19 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:16 AM ----------

    And here is a finished one.
    I think it looks delicious.



    -- Ryan

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    I'd eat it!
    Doug

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