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    Hi there guys

    These are the last batch of flies I'll post for a while - got to get some tying done.....

    These are tied on 6/0 Trey Combs hooks and are about six to maybe seven inches long in total. I wanted something I could cast comfortably on a twelve weight but which makes a huge disturbance. The popping heads were made out of high density foam by my fishing buddy, Jannie. Once glued to the hook, they are coloured and coated with High Build. The feathers are individually glued into the foam with a couple of strands of flash down the middle.

    Cheers
    MC
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    wow! those look fantastic

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    Great poppers. High Build ?

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    Hope they catch you loooots of fish.
    Korrie Broos

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    MC waarmee is jy besig of moet ek eerder vra waarheen is jy op pad die keer?

    Jou flies is flippen mooi!

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    MC- That flyfishing frog naval officer is going to be very grateful for all the hours you are spending behinf the vice!
    " Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." -Dennis Wholey

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    Awesome MC.

    How durable is the feathers with it glued into place?

    Would love to pop them around the floating grass from the Kwansa in Angola with a 12wt.

    Those dorries will smash them...
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    Mooi poppers MC. Wat is the diameter of the foam? Don't you find that they spin during casting?

    I like the open sides of the face. I'm interested to see how it swims. Side to side action is always very nice.

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    MC, do you find that the open sides of the mouth change the action of the popper significantly from the typical hollowed out mouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Flack-Davison View Post
    MC, do you find that the open sides of the mouth change the action of the popper significantly from the typical hollowed out mouth?
    That's what I want to know too, Brent. Have you ever tried the Pole Dancer? It's a new popper / surface pattern commercially available in the US. Shoots from side to side like crazy!

    Google and see
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