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I bought some Wapsi perfect popper bodies and I also have 2 sizes of double barrel popper bodies coming.   After seeing the price of about 8 bucks each with shipping for made up poppers I've decided to try and make my own.  any advice?  these are bass sized poppers

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1 hour ago, Travis Swift said:

I bought some Wapsi perfect popper bodies and I also have 2 sizes of double barrel popper bodies coming.   After seeing the price of about 8 bucks each with shipping for made up poppers I've decided to try and make my own.  any advice?  these are bass sized poppers

          When you get your mail today one of the items will give you and idea. That and I have done some step by steps on here that might give you some other ideas. Our other OAF guys on here have some neat ideas too. You are ate up with all this Travis. I love it :) ,

   BilletHead

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After years of sanding cork and carrying on I fell in love with these made from laminated craft foam.  They cast great, do a big authoritive POP,  and in the right hands can make as much racket as a buzzbait. Just forget it's a popper and start speed-stripping it like a big streamer, the flat face and cinched down waist causes some really cool things to happen.   Make them as big as you can cast, the bigger the better.  IMG_20141119_141231.jpg

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It is cheaper to make your own..and you don't spend much more time if you are going to paint or epoxy them. Usually just do foam blockhead style poppers on a disk sander. No paint, and you can shape a head in less than a minute. Buy the big foam letters at the craft store. Balsa or cork poppers are more involved, but still no big deal. Dipping in a can of paint is quicker than spraying the darn things.

 

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18 minutes ago, Travis Swift said:

What do you guys paint them with and how do you seal them 

   Travis,

 What Ronnie said above and if you want to see what I do, search or go to fly recipes on here. The popper step by step build and then the build revisit. On this thread fly tying discussions look for the fry build. So many options for you to explore from all the guys on here. 

 BilletHead

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8 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

After years of sanding cork and carrying on I fell in love with these made from laminated craft foam.  They cast great, do a big authoritive POP,  and in the right hands can make as much racket as a buzzbait. Just forget it's a popper and start speed-stripping it like a big streamer, the flat face and cinched down waist causes some really cool things to happen.   Make them as big as you can cast, the bigger the better.  IMG_20141119_141231.jpg

these look awesome Wrench!! I would love to learn how to make those!

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