Sunday, March 3, 2013
Pencil Popper - (not mine) warm water fly tying
I follow texas_fly_fisherman_27 on Instagram. He painted an awesome pencil popper. I think he recently began painting these flies. I gave him a few pointers and he can do a lot better than I could do it. This is his shad popper. I do believe the eyes are stick-on. I'd use this pattern. I suggested that he use Testor's paint and spray with a lacquer finish. He posted one or two whiel tagging me so I could see them. It feels good to help someone make good flies and he has put me to shame.
I will be putting some more tying instructions up soon. Probably hoppers, lol. I sold a ton of Juicy Foam Flies last year. I will show tying instructions but figure to lose out on a few sales because of it. Hopefully, the Juicy Foam Fly pattern will somehow become viral. I've landed a lot of bass and panfish on that pattern.
I have to mention #yearofthebluegill. Sure, I'll be targeting bluegill but most likely, this will be #yearofthepanfish. I can find bluegill here and there but I know where to hit those fat warmouth and goggleye.