I noticed that Hareline is selling a hard foam body that is a little different. The body is either a short pencil popper or a long fat tapered style. Whatever you want to call it, I, of course, had to try them. I really have enough poppers to last me a lifetime but I confess, I like making them so I continue to do so. Today I tried a couple versions at a local farm pond and they worked quite well ... other than the fact that they didn't catch any fish. But of course, nothing else was working either -- unless you want to count the Northern Pike Minnow (aka: squaw fish) I caught with a bait fish imitation -- but I don't want to count that one. They pop quite loudly and the legs maintain their shape. Something has gone seriously wrong at that farm pond. At one time there was a ton of bluegill, a lot of crappie and many, many large bass. Over the last few years I've caught no gills or crappie and only a smattering of LMB. I'd give up on the place but it is now the only farm pond I have access to and it's just a half hour from my house. Anyway, back to the poppers. I'm using Fish Hair instead of feathers for the tail/legs because once feathers become wet, they collapse and you lose the "V" shape of the popper on the surface. I have used dyed buck tail but it is hard to work with compared to the Fish Hair. The Fish Hair is also much lighter in weight than natural hair. You may notice that I'm using red thread. There's a reason for that. I've found that just a touch of red somewhere on the poppers seems to create a "hot spot" and the LMB like it. As a result, I use red thread to tie all my surface poppers. I have high hopes for these guys if I find a lake or pond that is actually holding bass. I like the body style.