Saturday, September 10, 2011

New popper

This a bit of a stage by stage tying of a popper.

1. This is after I had made the tail and the main body of the popper. There meant to be four sections of white under body, black top body with orange spots (was meant to be green top body with black spots, but the green I had was too oily and there was so much fuzzy I just tossed it in the bin, all the hair I have been using I got from a $5 grab bag). Each section should be about 3 stacks of hair as my hair stacker is so small.
2. There was a very small section left at the front so I put a small white face on the popper.

3. Started to carve up the popper with a double sided razor blade (I finally found them at CVS), I did not really realize now blunt a blade gets just after one popper until today.4. Side profile of the popper after the trimming5. Front of the popper after adding eyes
6. Side profile of the complete popper
7. The popper in all it's glory

To buy:

You might not believe this, but I am still only using 0/6 to tie my deer hair poppers and I should really go out and get some GSP thread. Also, I should look at getting more hair in a bigger range as natural, yellow, black and orange is all I have right now and most of it is too oily and fuzzy to use. Need to get more hooks and a range of them, I think this was on a 2/0.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Part 3 Lake Colyer

Finally I got into some bass on lake Colyer and not just one. The first one was a decent size and then the next two were on the small size. Also, I wanted to try out the poppers that I have been tying. It was not a bass, but a really nice pickerel tried to take the whole popper down it's throat. To round out a pretty nice day fishing, in overcast and rain weather, was a decent size panfish

My first bass
Just measuring it up for later comparsions
The second bass
The third bass, all were caught on a rabbit strip smelt fly
The greedy pickerel

Changed back to the rabbit strip and got a panfish before deciding it was getting too wet

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lake Colyer Part 2

Back to Lake Colyer to see if we could get some bass...short answer No. Instead we got into some Pickerel straight away. These guys are great fish and they have teeth and lots of them. We both ended up getting 3-4 each and I was also able to get a perch and big panfish.

The perch.

The Panfish.
The biggest pickerel that I did not catch, but had to get the fly out of.
There is the fly and all the teeth protecting it.
One of the first pickerels.
My first pickerel.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another popper

This fly will never get wet, but looks good.