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lookincalifornia

hey guys,

i was comming out of work one day when i removed my foam earplugs and thought,'that kinda looks like a rebel pop-r'.

then i wondered if i could tie one on a hook with some type of tail.

has anyone out there ever done this?

i could call them bass plugs, or popears grin.gif

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turiprap

I think I saw this in a tying magazine once. Some plugs have kind of neat banding that would look good in a popper body. I guess I don't know how well the plugs float and they may be a little soft to produce much "pop" when pulled through the water, but if carpet fibres, Christmas tinsel and rubber bands can be used as tying materials, I don't know why an ear plug couldn't.

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Ufatz

I think you're right-the foam would be a little light and soft to be very durable. But the idea is on the right trackm i.e. keep looking for unusual materials to make tying more fun. I caught my largest bass last summer on a popper tied using the cork from a bottle of Maker's Mark, a Partridge bass hook and some yellow saddles. Fortunately I have a good supply of all three. Maybe I can get another 7-pounder this summer!

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turiprap

And I forgot to say before that I much enjoyed the play on words in "bass plugs" and "popears".

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lookincalifornia

thanks guys, i figure i've got plenty of earplugs and hooks, if it doesn't work all that well, i'm not really out much.

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