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?

Replies

  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 939 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.

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Fly Fisherman stories delivered right to your inbox.