Poppers: Step-by-step fly tying instructions
The Double Barrel Bass Bug created by Martin Bawden.
Fly tying materials
Head: Surface Seducer® Double Barrel™ popper and slider body, yellow chartreuse, medium.
Eyes: Surface Seducer® Dragon Eyes™, Volcanic (red), 4 mm.
Hook: Surface Seducer® Popper Hook, #2.
Tail (bottom): Marabou.
Tail (middle)/Legs: Banded rubber legs.
Tail (top)/Body: Saddle Hackle.
Fly tying instructions
Push a bodkin or heated needle into the tail socket and through the body until it comes out slightly above and just past the bottom lip.
Cover the hook shank with thread wraps in a crisscross fashion to grip the foam body and prevent twisting.
Put a liberal amount of glue on the hook shank.
Slowly push the Double Barrel onto the hook, position as desired, and leave to dry. Tip: wait an hour or 2 before tying further in order to allow it to securely dry.
Place a Dragon Eye in each socket, dab with UV clear coat, and lock into place with UV light.
Choose 3 or 4 marabou feathers. Place them on the hook shank and secure with thread wraps.
Tie in 3 or 4 hackle feathers and rubber legs as a tail, extending half a hook shank's length past the hook.
Secure 2 saddle hackle feathers behind the head, then wrap around the hook shank to build up a body.
Make a hole through the side of the body with a Hareline Leg Puller.
Insert 2 legs into the Leg Puller and pull them through the body.
Trim the legs to your desired length.
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