Re: popper flies
I also use small poppers. 1/4" dia. bodies with either a 12 or 10 hook. I prefer the kink shank hooks because they are a little longer than the hump shank hooks. Sunfish are the main targets with them but I have caught bass up to about 3# on them. I have also caught rock bass and a few crappie on them. I also catch what I call a creek chub. If I am targeting bass I will use larger poppers though I seldom use any larger than 1/2" dia. . Sometimes they want the popper moving fast and loud, fast and quiet, slow and loud, slow and quiet, and other times they want it not moving at all. The fish will let you know.