Fly Shows: "Things I Had To Have Right Away"

February 20, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Chester Allen says that all one really needs to do in this whacked out economy is go fish. But that didn’t keep him from adding Turbo Popper Foam and vintage camping trailers to his list of new desires. “A famous fly angler named Enrico Puglisi was hawking a new kind of popping bug — one made with cupped foam sheets that gurgle through the water and would surely seduce summer bass on the little lake near my house. Suddenly, buying sheets of Turbo Popper Foam in every color available — and every model of Turbo Popper Fly, well, except for the giants designed for sailfish and marlin — seemed like the thing to do.” In the Washington State Olympian.