Miyawaki Beach Popper

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by Big E, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    That's my understanding Leland and from what I've read it's "let the fish swallow it and then reel the hook to the corner of the mouth and it will dig in. I didn't think the standard fly fishing hookset would work.
     
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    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been playing with both types of hooks. Really haven't noticed that much difference but haven't had that much opportunity.

    Thinking was that fish slash at the popper (grab and turn) and that is where the circle hook excels.
     
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    Thank you for posting. Tied it tonight. Leland, you are a fly fishing god, Sir.
     
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    Excellent SBS Eric !!!! I think you have just inspired alot of folks to tie up some of Leland's poppers, and for good reason....
    Great fly !!!!

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
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    texasweaver New Member

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    Eric.. Do you sell the painted head ones? I would love to get one.. Please let me know..
    Thanks
    Terry
     
  7. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    More than anything I liked looking at the step by step for the stinger process, now I know what I was doing wrong. Easy fix.

    Thanks.
     
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    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Not sure how it quadrupled?
     
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    I've been looking a lot at this SBS for the popper and after shopping around online I'm having a tough time justifying the Rainy Popper heads. Is there much of a disadvantage to using the Wapsi slotted heads? I'm a ways away from a store to buy these so don't have the chance to check some out in person.
     
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    Use whatever you want. If it works, great. If not, Rainy's.

    Leland.
     
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    flyfisherdon New Member

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    Trying to find those heads, (foam) where did you purchase yours,? anyone?
    Don
     
  12. miyawaki

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    Don, we sell them at Orvis Bellevue but I believe they are also at PSFC, Avid, and Gig Harbor

    Leland
     
  13. Sawyer

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    I know for a fact that Gig harbor has them ( 10 ct for $4.99 )
    I'm not sure about Puget sound fly Co, I'd call and ask.
     
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    miyawaki Active Member

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    I'm not saying but I wouldn't be too quick in calling Orvis "expensive."

    Leland.
     
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    I definitely wasn't calling Orvis expensive (never been so I don't really know), I happened to still have the bag they came in and thought the extra info could be useful to Don.

    You going to have those Viva la Popper stickers for when I get out to the Orvis shop?
     
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