EASY POPPERS

EASY POPPERS

Something I’ve been missing in my fly boxes are decent poppers. Deer hair poppers look mint and fish well, but they are simply too time consuming for a dad with two toddlers in the house! So I took the easy route and bought some foam popper heads – besides, I also wanted to use them to tie some of Conrad’s famous kob sliders.

Here’s an easy popper recipe for fresh and saltwater fish (weed guard optional):

Hook: Testing a Mouche Big Game #4/0 hook

Popper head: Surface Seducer Double Barrel (got these at StreamX) – glued onto a thread-wrapped hook shank with Loctite superglue gel

Eyes: EP plastic eyes

Collar: Palmered hackle or EP Foxy Brush

Tail: Variety of hackle feathers

(The white popper heads were coloured with Copic and Artline markers and covered with a thin layer of flexible UV cure)

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