Ken Campbell's Beach Popper
Fly Pattern: Ken Campbell's Beach Popper Tier's Name: Ken Campbell Email: see roster Date: November, 2008 Phone: see roster Fly Originator and History: Originated by Leland Miyawaki. Works well on sea run cutthroats and coho. Ken's variation, using a pink body, has worked well for him in local salt waters. Ken's fly, employs a few techniques that evolved from his east coast experiences. How the Fly is Fished Suggested line and leader: Floating line. Depth: Surface. Suggested retrieve: Strip fast, making the fly occasionally jump out of the water. Comments: Fly Material Hook: make /size / length: Mustad #8 3407 or 34007 (front hook), Gamakatsu #4 Octopus (rear hook). Thread: size / color /type: 6/0, black. Weighted? y/n / size / # of wraps: No Tail material / size / color: None Body material /size /color:: Buck tail (white and pink), holographic Flashabou (pearl, pink and,dark, grizzly hackles (brown). Ribbing size / color: None Thorax size / color: None Wing size / color: None Hackle size / color: None Head size / color: #6 Edgewater Dink Popper Head , white . Other: Maxima 25 lb test leader material (about 8"), 5-minute epoxy Tying Steps 1. Hook: Place the #8 Mustad hook on the vise. 2. Stinger: Pass the tag ends of the leader material through the eye of the #4 Octopus hook, and join them "loop-to-loop". Note: If you are unable to fit the tag ends through the eye, use a single strand of mono and use the technique given in Step 3 (below) to attach the mono to the hook. 3. Trail the stinger about 1" behind the bend of the hook (with the barb facing up). Using the thread, tightly wrap the leader material along the shank of the hook. Double the leader material over and wrap again and tie it off. Apply cement or 5-minute epoxy to the wraps. 4. On the #8 hook: Reserve about a 1/4" space behind the eye for the popper head. Tie in some pink bucktail (with a small amount of matching Flashabou mixed in) on the top of the shank. Then, tie in a few dark colored strands of Flashabou along the shank. And finally, tie in some white bucktail (with a small amount of matching Flashabou mixed in) on the bottom of the shank. 5. Tie in 2 matching grizzly hackles, with the concave sides facing one another. 6. Whip finish, and add a small amount of 5-Minute Epoxy, then slide on a #6 Edgewater Dink head (see photo above) 7. On the #8 hook: Cut off at the bend, being careful not to cut into the leader or fly materials.