The way it should look when finished.
Make a tight base with the thread. Cement with some cyanoacrylate. Once dry, tie some flecta flash or flashabou longer than the feathers.
The length is that of the popper. Shorter can work too.
Choose four feathers and tie pairs of flash, concave side out. It’s similar to tying a streamer or tarpon fly.
Cover the hook with thread so its width fits the hole in the popper. Some poppers come with no hole. For these, sharpen a small screwdriver to make a hole, starting from the front. Not in the center, the hook must be as low as possible. It will have more stability and better sound when hitting the water. Tie the popper with cyanoacrylate and slide it. Gel cyanoacrylate gives us more time to work before drying. View more...
Once the popper is glued, paint it with the marker and let it dry.
Cut a mylar tube section and place it. It should fit tight but not break. Other materials like EZ bodies can work, but are harder and worst in the water.
Tie the mylar like a candy wrapper. First the front. Tie and cut the thread. Then tie at the back, the mylar should remain tight.
Use 5-minute epoxy to cover the popper up to the tail. In the front, cover up to the edge of the mouth. Use a lighter or hair dryer to heat up the epoxy as you rotate the fly with the vise. Let it stick and then let it dry.
After the epoxy is dry, use a cutter orscissors (my choice) to cut the remaining threads of the mylar. Place holographic eyes and cover again withepoxy. Once dry, the Krystal Popper will be finished to give us great moments,when tying and in the water.