Natural Cork Popper Bodies

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  1. Jaiyman

    Jaiyman New Member

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    A month or so back I bought a bunch of natural cork poppers and have been tying them up and having a blast. By the way, these were preshaped and are beautiful! Here are some pictures of the bodies and some finished ones as well. Jaiyman

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    Nice flies man.

    I've been carving/painting popper bodies using balsa wood. Got the tip from a friend and haven't looked back since. It's nice n' light, and lasts forever!
     
  3. stewart dee

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    man those are nice. good paint work
     
  4. Jaiyman

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    I just wanted to let you guys to know that I still have plenty of these left for you guys that haven't gotten in touch with me. I appreciate those of you that have bought some from me. Jaiyman
     
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    those are pimp
     
  6. Jaiyman

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    I posted in classifieds if anyone is interested. Sorry I had put it in the wrong spot.
     
  7. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

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    those look good and it might be nice to pick up a bag of those but I've been having fun turning my own these days
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    Here's the mandrel set up I'm using w/ my dremel. A trim head screw with the head cut off fits the dremel shank
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    little video too
    http://gallery.me.com/riverwader#100391
     
  8. Kcahill

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    Did you dip the bodys in paint?

    Mine do not come out near that nice :\
     
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    Wow, now i know what to do with almost 300 natural and synthetic wine bottle corks!!

    Lets see, i need a Dremel, a vacuum/dust box, ummm was that just a regular spearpoint knife? safety goggles, a machinists or woodworkers apron, ...damn these things is gettin expensive... :-o
     
  10. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

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    shit your average tinkerer has laying around....now when I go buy that copic airbrush I will be guilty of over indulging my fascination with poppers.
     
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    Thank you, PD, for sharing your video link. That is a cool way of shaping the corks. I can see that the whole process: shaping the popper head, epoxying the head to a hook, tying in the tail and rubber legs, and painting the body is time intensive, but no more (or much more) than tying an elaborate steelhead fly, like a Intruder or full-dress Atlantic pattern.

    Steve
     
  12. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

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    I often need flies that take extra time. My boxes are bursting at the seams right now, I don't need to tie dozens of anything. So playing around with building poppers gives me a happy project.
     
  13. Wayne Kohan

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    Paul, your video is cool. I'm thinking I may have to do that. What kind of paint do you use on the cork? I bought some popper bodies in the past and painting and tying those things up sure takes a long time, not something you do the night before a trip.

    Wayne
     
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    Wayne,
    I just use acrylic craft paint. Some use the model paint (testors?) some use airbrush.
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    here's a link to a keynote presentation (pwr point) I made for a class I recently taught. I think that maybe even without my narration it might be helpful. It's a very large file so takes a couple min to load or download, then although a video file it will play like a pwr pnt....you need to click it to advance each slide.
    http://gallery.me.com/riverwader#100383/PoppersPP&bgcolor=black
     
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    you taught a class on tying poppers? Damn it..... I wanted to take it.
     
  16. Norm Frechette

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    i think the markers will run if over coated with sally hansens
     
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    I don't know anybody using sally h for poppers. I suppose someone is but everyone I know uses 2ton epoxy. Markers stay put with that covering.
     
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