Re: poppers won't pop?
I've had the same thing happen even on expensive poppers (bought from Orvis) and even some of those booglebugs ($5 a pop--er). Occasionally I'll get a bad cast in and end up getting a rubber leg caught in my tippet so the popper doesn't sit right in the water. It looks okay but when I start to strip it, it sinks rather than pops. Sure enough when I get it back I look at it and it's a bit tangled. Wonder if that could be an issue for ya.