Top Diameter: 7/16" (.437" or 11mm) Bottom Diameter: 21/64" (.328" or 8mm) Length: 5/8" (.625" or 16mm)
Size #1 Cork Stoppers in Extra Select Grade are superb tapered corks. Made from 100% natural cork. Size #1 Extra Select Corks Stoppers are manufactured to exacting standards to provide a secure fit every time. All cork stoppers are visually sorted depending on their quality grade. The cork grade is determined by the lenticels (crevices) that occur naturally in the cork. Extra Select are among the highest grade available, meaning they have smaller and fewer lenticels than a XXX or XXXX grade.
Very nice corks but they do not fit my test tubes. So thats disappointing, were measured and compared to the rubber corks. Size one shoukd have been correct but these are very small. These are beautiful if you can find the right size.
Sandye D., Michigan - 2/19/2022
Very happy with the products and services
johann r, festus, missouri - 5/29/2021
Makes Excellent Poppers
I recently bought a number of same-sized stopper corks of each grade to assess ONLY their suitability for making fishing poppers. I bought sizes 00, 1, 2, and 4 in all grades. Size 0 Extra Select were out of stock so I only had Premium and Standard. In size 3, I only purchased Extra Select corks so I could compare them to the 150+ size 3 extremely high quality corks I already own. Rather than write a review under each size and grade, I will give a general review of the three grades across all the corks I ordered (105 in total) and post the exact same review under each size and grade. First off, the photos of each grade provided on the website are very accurate. By viewing them, you should have a good idea of what the pits and longer lenticels look like.
In order to make my own assessment across grades as regards their suitability for use as poppers, I devised a five-point rating system based on how much, if any, filling of the pits are required to before painting. A rating of 5 means no filling was needed when applying between one and three coats of mid-quality paint (i.e., the paint typically filled any pits, sometimes completely, sometimes so that only dimples showed.) By mid-quality paint, I mean something on the order of Behr Premium Plus Ultra interior/exterior paint (I used Medium Yellow in my test). A rating of 4 signified that three coats did not cover the defects without minor filling of a cork filling product, but the finished product still looked good without filling. A rating of three signified that some filling was required for the finished product to look good. A rating of 2 signified that the cork had defects that required significant filling before painting. Finally, a rating of 1 indicated a cork that was unsatisfactory due to a defect near one end of the cork that could only be fixed by cutting the cork to form a flat base.
The results of my assessment follow: 80% of the Extra Select corks were rated as quality 5 and 20% as quality 4. For the Premium corks, 15% were quality 5, 60% were quality 4, and 25% were quality 3. For the Standard corks, 15% were quality 5, 30% were quality 4, 45% were quality 3, and 10% were quality 1 (in these cases needing to be cut to form a flat base). If you tie commercially, choose Extra Select to minimize your filling work. For my personal use, I’d use all grades, and I would not fill any corks in quality levels 3-5 (I had no quality level 2 corks, so I can’t speak about them). I used to spend the necessary time to produce commercial-quality cork poppers, but in 60 years of fishing poppers, I found the fish do not care whether there are pits or not!
Service is excellent; shipping is fast.
Bob P, Wisconsin - 7/26/2020
Clarifying My Ratings
To clarify my star ratings in my recent reviews as regards the suitability of the three grades of stoppers for making fishing poppers: the Standard grade—which I rated with 3 stars—are suitable for poppers; the Premium grade—which I rated with 4 stars—as a group make very good poppers; the Extra Select grade—which I rated with 5 stars—as a group make excellent poppers.
Bob P, Wisconsin - 7/26/2020
Excellent quality! Very happy with my purchase.
Renee M, Cleveland, OH - 7/24/2019
Better quality cork than I expected and very consistent quality as well.
Colton m, Alberta - 2/13/2018
Portable Water Structuring Unit
The #1 Extra Select corks work great in the small end of the Portable Water Structuring Unit when one needs to keep the water in the unit instead of letting it run through it. Great product and know where to buy if I need more of them!!
Gail N, Nebraska - 9/21/2017
Great for fly tying popping bugs!
Use the extra select for popper bodies. Minimal filling of holes make these corks ideal for popper bodies. Great service and selection. Cork poppers are old school but are definitely worth the effort. A quality product.
Mike6, Kyle, TX - 8/3/2017
Very nice quality
Beautiful quality cork, perfect fit; I wanted natural cork and not some plastic substitute. Very hard to find. Thank you for still making them!
Mary C, Massachusetts - 2/23/2016
Very good, filled my needs.
Robert F, USA - 12/6/2015
Search no longer
These hard to find corks fit perfectly in our very old porcelain salt and pepper shakers that have a very small opening for filling with the salt or pepper. We're glad you're there to supply these hard to find sizes of corks.
Elaine B., Oklahoma - 2/27/2015
Another perfect order
The corks came as fast as any order I receive in the same perfect quality, count and packaging. How could the service be better...impossible!
Emerson C., Exton, PA - 6/21/2014
Bodies for poppers
Great timing..all parts here. I use these for fly tying. I make smallmouth bass poppers. They are perrrrrrfect!
Emerson C., Exton, PA - 11/22/2012
Salt Shaker Corks
Good job and quick shipping. Received the cork stoppers the very next day - they were replacements for those in old ceramic salt pepper shakers.