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here is a work in progress. i need to know what else i should add to this little brain child to make it a solid fly



its supposed to be a frog popper imitation

materials are, 1 red fether, 1 1" long piece of chenile, 1 ear plug, and 1 clump of marabou on a standard #4 aberdeen hook
 

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Looks good. Possibly might add small stripe on the side or even small spots. :eek:
 

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Hey JbMan. Ear plugs, eh? What a great idea! I was wondering how the floating part could be done without having to go buy something else. I suggest you tie on a couple rubber band legs on too. Right in the middle of the hook!


I ended up tying crawdads over the winter - I used some window cover plastic to make the shell back and my wife's 'hard as nails' for the shine and to make it more durable. The eyes is 30# monofilament melted on the ends. The tails is made out of the blue/green parts of wild turkey feathers and the pinchers are pheasant feathers. The legs are hackle and the thread is heavy duty coat thread. I think the hook s smaller the 1/0 because I tied this one for my fly rod. The fly could be tied bigger and heavier with some lead wrap for use with a spincast too.

Suggestions are appreciated! See pic.
 

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Looks great Net.........:wave:
 

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OH CRRRRUD NET! That thing looks AWESOME! :wave:

JB,

I'd work on coming up with a white, lighter colored style too! Cool man! :cheers:

Parker
 

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i must admit, that shore is a nice 'dad you tie there!

but heres a suggestion just to give it a little more flash and a little more weight, take a strand of copper wire out of a piece of speaker wire and rib the shell with it and tie off near the end.
 

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It needs a couple back legs and a couple eye balls. I've tied several fly rod poppers and I use small corks, just carefully split to center with a knife, slide the hood shank in and apply a drop of super glue. They work good. Maybe a piece of inner tube tied so they lay somewhat forward at rest, move him a little and it will look like he's kickin.

Have fun, and happy fishin

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It needs some rubberband legs coming out of each side. At least three on each side. Drill a hole or cut a slit on the bottom deep enough to slip in pieces of rubber band and superglue in place. And put some black eyeballs on it.
 

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i'll definatly give these ideas a try as soon as i can wear out a few more pairs from work. thanks for the help fellas:wave:
 

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Hey Mailman, 3 legs out each side, I throught this was suppose to be a frog popper?????? man you got some freaky frogs where you live, do they glow in the dark too. :rotfl:

happy fishin'

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now if its 2 sets of back legs! im all for a little mercury poisoning:hysterical::hysterical:
 

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just tried out my little brain storm and it works quite well, caught and released 12 bass under a pound out at a local farm pond.

i will say this, the sucker sure does chug when brought across the water!!!:cheers:
 
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