The polystyrene body is already placed on the hook. Its bend this way so itdoes not tangle with vegetation. Curve the hook downwards right where thepopper body ends, so it swims better. You can see a cork head as well in thepicture, in case you get or make one.
Once the hook was cemented with 5 minuteepoxy and dried, paint a couple of times, matte white color. The top head inthe picture is already painted.
Firstly, paint the head yellow. Once dry, spray paint the back with abritish-green color. Let it dry. Make thespots, I use nails for this, with different head sizes with flat ends. Carefully use the head to make the spots.
I usuallytie a dozen poppers at once. Each painting takes 8 hours to dry, so it takes 3days to make the heads with its different colours and spots. Eyes have two orthree colours.
Make a hole at each side with a drill tip,the size of a nail. The hole must have the inclination that the legs will have,a bit to the back.The hair bundles make the legs, its lengthshould be according to the size of the fly.
Even the hair and tie it. You can use glue first if you have problems making the knot.
Put some 5 minute epoxy in the hole and in the hair tips. The holes must be deep enough to cover the tying on the hair. It’s best to make both legs and tie them at the same time.
Once the legs are glued, we can apply a fine layer of 30 minute epoxy to finish the fly perfectly.