This week's Tying Tip, comes from Lane Gibson, who e-mailed it to Al
Campbell from the Fly Tying series here on FAOL. ~Steven H. McGarthwaite
It's my conviction that most poppers tied with either balsa or foam bodies
end up riding way too high on the water.
To properly represent a minnow (some aren't designed for that kind of
presentation) the popper must ride much lower in the water.
To do this, especially with balsa bodies, after the body is secured onto the
hook, fill the remaining gap with non-lead wire and super glue it in.
It's not nearly enough to sink the fly, but merely causes the finished product
to ride lower in the water. ~ Lane Gibson
Please check out the Fly Tying Section, on the
Bulletin Board, on FAOL too.
If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them along.
Someone else thought up most of this material before we did,
they just forgot to tell anyone about it. Or else we just
forgot about it, while learning something else. Let us
share with each other, all the things we know!
~ Steven H.
McGarthwaite (Chat Room AKA Parnelli)