Balsa Poppers and The Mothership – Matt Zudweg

Matt Zudweg of Boneyard Fly Gear makes killer old school balsa wood poppers! Check out the one above to see what I mean. Matt was getting ready for a fly fishing show lately and has been posting his work. Matt says, even though these balsa poppers are definitely fishable, most people just buy them for display. Below you will find some cool photos of his work on the poppers.
A couple of years ago Matt made a video of the process he uses to make his balsa poppers. I posted about it here on FrankenFly and you can find it here:

The Mothership
Besides his normal balsa wood poppers, this year Matt decided to take it to the next level. He got a 12/0 hook and went crazy big with the balsa! Yes, a 12/0 balsa wood popper! Down below you can see the photos to see just how big this popper is. Since his regular fly tying vise would not hold the huge hook, he had to use a Craftsman Vise to hold it. Enjoy!


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5 Responses to Balsa Poppers and The Mothership – Matt Zudweg

  1. That’s the mother-ship…

  2. doug stout

    That is freakin COOL!