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Weighted Poppers
By Lane Gibson

This week's Tying Tip, comes from Lane Gibson, who e-mailed it to Al Campbell from the Fly Tying series here on FAOL. ~Steven H. McGarthwaite

It's my conviction that most poppers tied with either balsa or foam bodies end up riding way too high on the water.

To properly represent a minnow (some aren't designed for that kind of presentation) the popper must ride much lower in the water.

To do this, especially with balsa bodies, after the body is secured onto the hook, fill the remaining gap with non-lead wire and super glue it in.

It's not nearly enough to sink the fly, but merely causes the finished product to ride lower in the water. ~ Lane Gibson

Please check out the Fly Tying Section, on the Bulletin Board, on FAOL too.

If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them along. Someone else thought up most of this material before we did, they just forgot to tell anyone about it. Or else we just forgot about it, while learning something else. Let us share with each other, all the things we know! ~ Steven H. McGarthwaite (Chat Room AKA Parnelli)

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