My first Miyawaki beach popper

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  1. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

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    As the title states, I just finished my first MBP and it took a long time.
    Can anyone tell me why the first hook is removed?
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  2. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Well, it's a nice variation but it's not a Miyawaki Beach Popper. What are you calling it?
     
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    Hmm .... where does it differ?
     
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    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Most the fish are going to be hooked on the stinger. The gap on the front hook is so small it is pretty much worthless anyway, so just cut it off. Less damage to the fish with only one hook as well.
    They fish better in my opinion to without the front hook.
     
  5. wyofly

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    Thanks Stonefish, "less damage to the fish" convinced me. Off it goes.:)
     
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    Did you follow the SBS to tie it?

    Cutting off the front hook also lightens the fly allowing it to float better.
     
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    Yes, but didn't have the recommended materials.
     
  8. Derek Young

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    That's how.