4 sale anywhere? Miyawaki Beach Popper's

#1
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.

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flybill

Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
#2
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
 

miyawaki

Active Member
#3
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
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!
 

miyawaki

Active Member
#5
, 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!

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.
 

miyawaki

Active Member
#7
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.
 

Steve Rohrbach

Puget Sound Fly Fisher
#9
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
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#12
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.
 

Manannan Mac Lir

Professional enabler
#14
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
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
 

miyawaki

Active Member
#15
If anyone is interested and can make the drive, I am speaking and tying today at the Ellensburg FFF Fly Fishing Fair.

Leland.