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    Default #2 poppers for the salt

    Been tying these up for spring.

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    Nice job, what is the prey? And what is the body material?
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    Bodies are soft foam perfect poppers, painted with spray paint and covered with Liquid Fusion. Will be using them for seatrout.

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    They are very nice. I would guess balsa or cork bodies would be destroyed if the fishing was very good. I have turned a foam body about that size with my rotary tool, but it is very tricky..
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    I also turn the smaller popper bodies using a dremel, but I use a tool that holds the foam while it turns in the dremel, makes it very easy to turn the body and shape it with a nail file. The tool I use I got from a shop called Soggy Bottom, it comes in 2 sizes that will let you turn large ( 1") , or the small one for bodies down to around size 12. This is one I did with some stacked foam sheets:

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    That's a nice job also. I have never stacked foam, I guess my daughter has provided me with too many flip flops and the availability of foam kids toys I can misuse. That's a really nice paint job on the saltwater poppers, is that an airbrush or are you just really good with a rattle can?
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    Just used the rattle can, never heard them called that, great term!! LOL
    I use the Liquid Fusion to glue the foam sheets together, but even after drying overnight, they will still fly apart when turning on the dremel. due to the fact that I do not have a variable speed tool. You can really make some wild color combinations with the stacked foam!

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    Several years ago, I "earned" enough points at Office Depot for a small premium. I got a pack of the various colors of Sharpies. That takes care of a lot of my color, also in addition to flip flops, my daughter has gifted me with her no longer color nail polishes, plus what I pick up at the dollar store. I get mostly clear, metallics and sparkly polish there.
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    I also have some nail polish that my daughter no longer uses. LOL
    Had a guy show me how you can take a sharpie and make a stripe down the back, and before it dries, take your finger and rub downward to make it fade out. Works pretty well if you want the color to fade out. I have used this technique on soft foam, not sure if it would work on cork or balsa.

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    Love the salties, will take 1 dozen.
    Tied these this year, 200 in 4 days
    glued all the foam sheets and made my cutters out of rifle shells;
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    fly tying and fishing ghillie..

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