Hi everyone,

I know there have been questions and stories about building popper flies posted here, but I'm having trouble finding the full, basic instructions. There are a few questions I'd like to have answered:

A. How to build poppers from wine corks (cutting, length, shaping)
B. What's a good, inexpensive hook to learn with? (size, shape)
C. Similar directions for foam flies?

I'm most interested in using corks, rather than purchasing pre-shaped bodies. I fish Rhode Island waters, and I'm targeting bass, but any warm-water critter will do.

I'm looking for tips, videos, books... whatever you have found useful.

Thanks in advance!
p.s. I'm posting this in the fly tying forum, too.