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first attempt at popper
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Posted 15 January 2005 - 09:01 AM
This is my first attempt at a popper, it's a flat sided bait with rounded edges (no lathe). Buzz blade with .062 stainless steel wire at the back. Has a nice popping action on the front as well as a lot of spinning and splashing at the rear. Hand carved gills and pec fin. Let me know what you think.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 09:12 AM
Very nice job on the popper. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing. Ken
Posted 15 January 2005 - 09:17 AM
It's very nice. The problem I have using such a work of art is that the Bluefish, which inhabit the waters where I fish, will trash a plug like that in no time . Save that Puppy for bass.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 10:46 AM
Excellent job for first. You have the talent necessary
to make great baits!!
Posted 15 January 2005 - 12:19 PM
those are amazing! It takes some serious skill to carve out features like that. The thought you put into the design really shows on both of them. They're fantastic!
Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:18 PM
They both look nice, especially like the detailed gill and fin work.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 06:10 PM
Those are sweet, great job. The detail work is amazing.
Posted 18 January 2005 - 11:53 PM
They look great! I did something similar but I used a regular propeller in the rear.
May I ask how does you bait sit at rest on the water (as is level, slightly tail biased)?
Also, what type of wood did you use?
Posted 19 January 2005 - 12:24 AM
cool rob i like it
Posted 19 January 2005 - 06:28 AM
thanx you for the kind words, means alot to me ,i used white pine,and she sits level at rest, was my first attempt at carving and a popper, from blade to mouth its 8inches long, 5/8 wide weighted behind the front hook, their on there way to a good home in N.H. !! , thanxs Rob
Posted 19 January 2005 - 03:59 PM
Etch has arrived! All that with rattle cans. I'm "Ascared" to see what comes out of Ontario when he gets to airbrushing!
Posted 21 January 2005 - 05:20 PM
nice man........save that for big largemouth...
Catch em up