4 sale anywhere? Miyawaki Beach Popper's

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Happy Gilmore, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Happy Gilmore New Member

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    I'd love to tie some but that time never shows up. I've searched the forums, internet, emailed Leland last week or early this week with no response just yet.

    So is anyone selling these commercially or interested in tying a few for me? I think these and your sandlance/S&A etc flies would work great on our Vancouver Island beaches and eastuaries.

    Thanks in advance for any responses......I could also trade steelie flies if that was of interest.

    :beer2:
  2. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Call Orvis in Bellevue, since Leland works there. They do sell them there, or have in the past. I would assume that they still do.

    Bill
  3. miyawaki Active Member

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    Happy,

    I didn't receive any email from you. Sorry.

    I have them at the shop as does Patricks, Avid Angler and Pacific.

    Leland.
  4. Happy Gilmore New Member

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    Thanks Bill and Leland! Looking forward to some of these. I wish forums kept your 'sent emails' so one could recopy etc, always been a wish as forum emails seem to disappear on occasion.

    Leland, has anyone ever skated/used your poppers for steelhead? Thought of seeing a Thompson bullet smash one's got my brain frozen. And curious what fisheries prefer the pink and chartreuse?

    Thanks!
  5. miyawaki Active Member

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    Some people have skated my flies for steelhead but I prefer the more traditional patterns like Greased Liners, Waller Wakers and Bees.

    Pink hackled poppers work very well for fall coho. I have used chartreuse and yellow hackled poppers for searuns. I have also caught pinks on pink poppers. I have yet to catch chum on a chartreuse popper though.

    Leland.
  6. Josh Benjamin Member

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    leland...are you using them in the rivers too or just the salt for coho's??
  7. miyawaki Active Member

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    I use these in the salt only. They are also a great substitute for wogs in the Alaskan estuaries. Most guys in this area are fishing subsurface for the river coho.

    Leland.
  8. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    They will work in rivers also ;) Try it, you'll like it.
  9. Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    I caught a 14 pound Coho on the Lost River in Alaska using a pink hackled Miyawaki popper. I painted the head with bright pink surveyors spray paint. The fish came up about 10 feet behind the popper and tracked like a torpedo. I saw it open its mouth and eat the popper. It was simply amazing. Give it a try.

    Steve
  10. Dean Moody A BC Islander

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    How do I contact one of these stores pertaining to purchasing some poppers?
    Much appreciated
  11. miyawaki Active Member

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    Call us at the Orvis Bellevue store. (425) 452-9138

    Leland.
  12. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I caught a Chico Creek Chum, and a dandy big 'un, on a white popper of yours Leland. I was casting between two sets of moving fish and one pig piled over a handful of others to hit that popper like it was nobody's business. May have been the best fish I caught in the salt all last year because of how it hammered it hard. I've used them with some success on coho too. I look forward to more time on the beach this year.
  13. Dean Moody A BC Islander

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    Thanks for that, I'll give a call
  14. Manannan Mac Lir Professional enabler

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    That's it! I'm bringing some Miyawaki poppers to SE Alaska. I cannot wait for a Coho surface take on an incoming tide just a couple hundred yards up river from the salt. I've only seen SRC's hit this fly in the salt. I can't believe I didn't think to try this before!!! Duh. A nice sized Coho would be somthing!

    Cheers,

    Karl
  15. miyawaki Active Member

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    If anyone is interested and can make the drive, I am speaking and tying today at the Ellensburg FFF Fly Fishing Fair.

    Leland.
  16. Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

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    I can report that Columbia River smallmouth bass hammer a Miyawaki Beach Popper when they're hanging out in a current seam off a point or rock.

    I also hooked jack Crevalle and sierra mackerel on beach poppers in Mexico. I think I would have hooked many dorado as well, but I left my popper box in the hotel room that day. :(
    I'm dying to try Beach Poppers on roosterfish. I'm convinced that they will work.

    Puget Sound sea-run cutts go nuts over Miyawaki poppers -- in fact they get so eager that the sometime miss the fly entirely. That's OK, as they usually swing around for another shot.
  17. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    I can't remember the name of the shop, but there's a small fly shop in Port Townsend. The owner ties and sells beautiful Miyawaki poppers (and as far as I know, ties every fly sold in the shop). Does 'em with polar bear too, just like Leland used to.

    At least I think Leland told me he uses something else these days. Talked to you a few months ago when I was in the store doing a rod warranty, and I think I remember you saying that when I mentioned the flies from the Port Townsend store.
  18. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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  19. Mike T Active Member

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    That would be PT Anglers, a small but really fun shop!
  20. Dean Moody A BC Islander

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    Thank you very much
    I called the first number listed but they wouldn't ship to BC
    So I got ahold of http://www.ptangler.com/catalog.htm and they were more than happy to send me both the full poppers and the materials to make them.
    Sure appreciate the help guys, been trying to track these down for almost a week now.