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I have been using cork bodies for my poppers for years now. I have to say that I love them. Nowadays it seems as though the cork is getting harder to find and at times the quality is very poor. I am a traditional fly tyer guy so these really appeal to me. When you are working with the cork, you are going to have to pretreat it, paint it and then seal it. I use a Delta Ceramcoat all purpose sealer found at craft stores to prepare the cork for painting. I then use any acrylic paint for the color of the popper. Last I use the Delta Ceramcoat Gloss Exterior/Interior varnish to finish it off. Each step gets a minimum of three coats of either sealer or paint. Afterwards I let it dry for a few days. Tie in your tail and legs and off you go for the gills and bass.
Take color well from any permanent marker and last forever. Don't get waterlogged and there isn't paint to chip or peel. I think the cost is well worth it compared to the hassle of properly shaping my own popper heads. These even feature a little "cup" in the face to give it some extra POP. Use it backwards and you have a ready-made top water sliders and divers.
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