- Hook: Mustad C68S
- Head: Foam
- Tail: Ostrich herl and flash
- Eyes: Stick on
- Legs: Crazy legs
- Hackle: Olive
1. I use some foam that I got from a tackle shop. I think the bait guys use it for putting inside bait.
2. Use your scissors or knife to shape the foam and make a shallow indentation in front of the foam.
3. Use thick needle to push a hole in the foam for where the hook must go through.
4. Push your hook through the hole and centre the foam. I put some superglue on the hook shank to prevent the foam from slipping or spinning.
5. Tie the foam down with your thread. You can now let your imagination run wild and color the foam any color that you want. I went for the polka dot look here, but it didn't turn out to great in the end. You can also color it after your first coat of epoxy, but I like to do it now as the color seeps into foam which to me looks better. If you want sharper colors then do it after the first coat of epoxy.
6. Put on your stick on eyes and cover the foam in 5min epoxy and let dry.
7. Take a mixed color of ostrich herl and flash and tie in as a tail. You can off course substitute the herl for anything you like.
8. Tie down 3 pieces of the ostrich herl and wind forward around the hook shank.
9. Tie in your hackle of choice and wind forward and secure. Whip finish at this point and cut of thread.
10. Poke a hole slightly to the back and below the eyes. Stick your threader through and insert some crazy legs into the threader. Pull through and center the legs. I pull the legs slightly to one side and the add a drop or two of super glue before centering the legs again.
A few poppers drying on the rack
Morne Bayman (Morneb))
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