Excellent article and great advice. We have been making foam poppers for years. Anything fancy on them regarding eyes, spots and even silouhette are purely for the tyer. The bass could care less. My fishing partner makes what he calls barrel poppers. It's simply an half inch wide piece of foam sheet rolled like a cigar around a hook. He might add a feather or two. Unbeleivable how they catch fish. I like to make mine look like something so I take time to add the components that Bob advisesbug.JPG