06-16-2012, 08:34 AM
Thanks for the video. That's some fun fishing, Eh? I love to fish poppers for bass, and that was a nice one you got at the end of the video.
I think you are using a popping technique when you have a lot of line out that I use too. But I couldn't tell for sure.
I do it when I'm having trouble getting a good blurp due to a lot of line out, the tip of the fly line sinking, or ripples on the water making the popper want to dive.
What I do is raise the rod tip then snap it forward and down. This sends a vertical wave down the line to the popper. Then I strip suddenly when the wave almost hits the end of the fly line, and it will cause the leader to pull on the popper in an upward direction so it doesn't dive.
Just threw that out there for newcomers to popper fishing.
Thanks again for the video. Keep it up.