Making cork poppers

flyfishingoutthereflyfishingoutthere Junior MemberPosts: 10 Junior Member
I want to make my own cork bass poppers, but I just don't know where to start. :confused: I already have a lot of corks. What do you use to shape the corks?

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  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 818 Senior Member
    One article I've read suggests using a Dremel Tool with a tip that screws into the cork or balsa and coarse nail files or such. My understanding is that balsa is a better medium, but your mileage may differ.

    Jim
  • flyfishingoutthereflyfishingoutthere Junior Member Posts: 10 Junior Member
    magalloway wrote: »
    One article I've read suggests using a Dremel Tool with a tip that screws into the cork or balsa and coarse nail files or such. My understanding is that balsa is a better medium, but your mileage may differ.

    Jim

    Thanks! I'll try that.
  • Gene TrumpGene Trump Junior Member Posts: 14 Junior Member
    It is very difficult to find decent cork these days.... a lot of holes and imperfections are the norm. I agree with magalloway, go with balsa. (I use pre-made hard foam bodies for poppers I build these days.)
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Dremel tool. Set it up like a lathe. Files and sand paper to shape it.

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