To think, many years back I use to be in the business of manufacturing and selling balsa wood poppers. I had a special jig made up by a friend of mine who was a machinist that made me a special jig that would turn out a balsa wood popper body in 10 seconds. Then I had a small table saw that would cut the hook slot and then a router that would cup the face. I would turn out around 500 to 600 each weekend and also make the finished popper.This venture lasted about a year before I retired and went back to full time commercial fly tying.
Thanks to Bill Black and Spirit River for carrying my products. I just happen to get this package of popper bodies from a friend who purchased a few.
The good ole days, right Bill