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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Jesse View Post
    Two'fers are a lot of fun.
    In my non-stop efforts to get a two-fer, I've never actually taken one. I suppose you're referring specifically to a fish taking one fly, then a second fish taking the second, and landing them both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Jesse View Post
    Of late, I have wondered if the body isn't really just a support system for the feathers and legs which may be the real lure or attraction of the popper fly.
    I want to second this. I am almost positive that you could throw a floating turd in the water, and a turd with legs, and the fish will eat the one with the legs.

    Some species won't even spit it out, neither.
    All men are equal before fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adglife View Post
    I suppose you're referring specifically to a fish taking one fly, then a second fish taking the second, and landing them both?
    You need to find a good bream bed this weekend, the moon is full, fish should be on the bed. Several years ago I had 16 fishes on 8 cast, then they drained the lake. It has been refilled for several years now, I may hit it Saturday morning.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHenn View Post
    Another bug.
    Very nice popper and awesome paint work.

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    Bass popper. I turned the body with the tool, brushed acrylic gold paint on it, spray painted the scales, put the eyes on and covered it with Liquid fusion. The hardest part for me seems to be getting the cupped face right. And I put red dots on the bottom too! You can see them in the pic above in the lower right. And I also think the legs make a difference, as I see the fish will sometimes just grab a leg and not the body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHenn View Post
    The hardest part for me seems to be getting the cupped face right. ............ And I also think the legs make a difference, as I see the fish will sometimes just grab a leg and not the body.
    With a slant to the face the only way I know to get a cut is to take a ball shaped grinder or possibly a cylinder sanding disc and grind it off after the body is shaped. If I use a flush (square) face I can use an Exacto knife or emery board to remove the material while shaping the body. I use a rechargeable Black & Decker tool that doesn't run as fast as a Dremel and I use a straighten small L-hook in the chuck to hold the blank body for turning. The small L-hook has a diameter of maybe 3/32 in. with a wood screw thread on it.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Hi RHenn,

    Like the rest, beautiful poppers! Very nicely done.

    Regards,

    Gandolf

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    Thank you very much!

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    That bass popper looks great and I agree that the rubber legs can be a big plus.
    Here is the tool I use in my Dremel to carve the front. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dremel-Hi...r#.UfMJZ23y1ZM
    I like a deep pocket so it makes a good popping sounds. Here is one I made using a feather and you can see the front.
    Tied feather-head popper 7-8-12 007.JPG

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    Looks great! I have a dremel stone I use for the front. I like the paint job, how did you paint it?

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