Miyawaki Beach Poppers

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by jfh9, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. jfh9 Member

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    Anyone know where I can purchase these online? I live in Bremerton and have two small children so it's a bit difficult to make it to the Bellevue Orvis store. I have tried to tie a few but really need the real deal to accurately copy it.

    Thanks, Ryan
  2. miyawaki Active Member

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    Call me tomorrow at the store and I'll see what I can do.

    Leland.
    (425)-452-9138
  3. Rob Ast Active Member

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    You may also want to check at peninsula outfitters in Poulsbo - they have had some tied from time to time - though with (?) fishair instead of icelandic sheep.
  4. jfh9 Member

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    I think I am setup now. I was at Peninsula Outfitters Monday and they didn't have much for poppers. How about NW Angler? Do they have much for poppers? Haven't been out there in a while.
  5. gt Active Member

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    are the tying directions somewhere on this site??? a link perhaps?
  6. jfh9 Member

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  7. miyawaki Active Member

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    That's an old outdated tie. I use a doubled 25lb. Maxima leader to attach the stinger as well as icelandic sheep and gammy hooks. I have posted the tying instructions in the archives of this site, however.

    Leland.
  8. gt Active Member

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    thanks for the link to the other site. i did a search on this site and found nothing about this popper.
  9. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Leland,

    Have you experimented with your popper design as a tube fly?? It would seem to offer all the advantage of the original but even less weight (exchange a plastic tube for the body shaft of the first hook which you trim off anyway??). Plus, you wouldn't need to worry about tying the stinger, except as one normally does with a tube fly.

    Steve
  10. miyawaki Active Member

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    My popper is over 14 years old and I've tried many differents ways of tying it, tubes being one of them. Others on this board have come up with ways to tie floating flies and have posted their recipes.

    Leland.
  11. miyawaki Active Member

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    PM your address and/or fax number and I will send you the instructions.

    Leland.
  12. Rob Ast Active Member

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    NW angler hasn't been there for about a year - you somehow missed all the threads guessing what really happened with the new owner.
  13. Philster New Member

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    Check the fly tying section. I posted there.
  14. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Thanks to Phil and Leland.

    Steve
  15. miyawaki Active Member

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    Looks like I'm plumb outta my pink coho poppers and Rainys is two months away from getting my tiers any heads. All I have are the smaller searun poppers.

    Jimmy over at Patrick's should have a lot of coho poppers.

    All you guys out there that have my poppers should be using 0X tippet!

    Leland.
  16. Peter Pancho Active Member

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    why an ox tippet? won't that scare the fish? thanks
  17. hendersonbaylocal Member

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    don't want to lose em!
  18. Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    only if the ox refuses to swim...
  19. Philster New Member

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    Hey Steve, out of curiosity I dug up some info on the beach popper and tied this up http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=22745

    Tied a few with white bellies too, but I've found that with poppers one color is generally enough.
  20. Salmon fisher Member

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    I tie all my miyawaki poppers on tubes, it makes things a lot easier both while fishing and while tying.
    Btw: Arctic fox is my favorite material for poppers.