I'd like to draw your attention to the art of stippling popper heads. Ron Braud was the first to introduce me to this art form and has been amazing in his sharing of knowledge to others. Basically, it is using dots to shade. Here's an example: This art form is also closely tied to pointillism which uses colored dots: So here it is when applied to poppers: Here's a very thorough manual on how you can also do this written by Ron himself. One note is that Wasatch now makes a eye paint tool set to assist in applying paint. Using Stipple Dots to add Detail on Fly Rod Poppers and Sliders Enjoy!