Surf Popper

As you all know about the large Tailor 67cm I caught on the weekend on a surf popper.

I had made a few poppers tonight. Feathers, beads and size 4 suicide.

Not bad for a first try. Hopefully this will fool them.

 

Happy Fishing.

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mind making a small tutorial

Mon, 2013-05-06 20:07

mind making a small tutorial on how to make them?.. looks like a good size surf fly :o)

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+1 for a tut.

Mon, 2013-05-06 20:38

 A tutorial would be interesting. Good luck with the design.

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One of the fishwrecked

Tue, 2013-05-07 10:27

One of the fishwrecked reeltime magazines has a DYI on surf poppers.

 

I think Colin Hay wrote it...?

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Bored at work...

Tue, 2013-05-07 10:37
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Thanks.

Tue, 2013-05-07 19:21

 Very helpful. I will give it a whirl.

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That would be awesome.

Tue, 2013-05-07 08:41

Had a couple of good tailor sessions up at grenough over new years. Majority of fish were taken on the surf popper I found in my tackle box.  Can't remember where I bought it!  Can only find the ones that come in the cheap pre made rigs at big w. And they don't seem to be big enough or very well made. 

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Making them is simple enough

Wed, 2013-05-08 09:27

Making them is simple enough but if you can't be bothered bcf sells them for about $2ea in blue, red & lumo. Just a matter of wether or not they actually have them in stock at the time.

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looked at bcf at geraldton

Wed, 2013-05-08 14:27

looked at bcf at geraldton and joondalup and no go :(

might try balcatta , one of they boys said Ranger balcatta have them.

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pre made rig from k-mart at

Wed, 2013-05-08 11:01

pre made rig from k-mart at $2.50 includers 1 popper line and a 3 gang hook line with swivels plus clip.

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That rig got me 14 salmon at

Wed, 2013-05-08 15:24

That rig got me 14 salmon at yagerup, mind you the gangs were bending out 1 in 2 fish, and the salmon ended up snapping the surf popper, they're good if you get 10 of em and replace the gangs with heavier duty or better quality. Next time I go ima get 20 and replace change them every couple fish, or you just put better gangs on..

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The way the rig is made , its

Wed, 2013-05-08 15:57

The way the rig is made , its so easy to slide the old gang off and put good quality hooks on, not so sure about the hook on the popper tho. but for that price cant go wrong,

last fish i got on the popper was a nice fat 47cm tailor down preston beach, but was strange as i caught a 20cm whiting on the gang on a mulie, thought that was a bit wierd.

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tackleworld mindarie

Wed, 2013-05-08 23:08

I got some there a few months ago... twin packs from memory.

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