Sunday, March 28, 2010

Getting Ready for Smallies

Been working on some new popper creations for the Spring smallmouth bonanza on the area waters. Prismacolor markers are magical, and there are no limits on what your can create. My most recent creation is the firetiger popper. Get yourself some foam poppers and half a dozen assorted colors of markers, including the "blender", and open up your mind.


--- Recipe ---
TMC 777SP #6
Yellow foam popper
Chartreuse and red krystal flash
Dun Hackle
Prismacolor markers
Yellow rubber for legs

5 comments:

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Great looking fly!! The sleek, glassy look to the popper makes it stand out.

Tyler

Matthew Timbs said...

Very cool. I've never caught a smallie on a fly rod (always caught trout and bluegill). I'd love some pointers on where (local to knoxville, and boatless) I might be able to get into some...

--Matt

Travis said...

Matthew,
Holston below Cherokee, Little River in Walland, and Little Pigeon in Sevierville are three good places to start. All three are wadeable, it is just a matter of finding access points. Nance's Ferry is a good one, and there are a couple of good access points between Townsend and Walland for the Little River. Not sure about the LP. They sure are fun on the fly rod.

Travis said...

Tyler,
Thanks. I used Loon UV Knot Sense as my finish. It is very durable and cures very quickly. Plus it is much easier than mixing epoxy.

Bill Trussell said...

Fantastic popper---did a great job with tying it. I have caught numbers of spots on Smith Lake with poppers and they put up a great fight, but they are not a smallie. Let the blog nation know how it performs.


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