The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > Warmwater Fly Fishing

Warmwater Fly Fishing Bass, Bream, Perch, etc...

Like Tree1Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 08-13-2012, 09:42 AM
piscatorial_phd's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 271
piscatorial_phd has a spectacular aura aboutpiscatorial_phd has a spectacular aura aboutpiscatorial_phd has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: How to fish a popper properly?

Watch a live bug that falls in the water, a frog going after a damsel fly, or a wounded baitfish and mimic their actions.

For example, when a bug hits the water it just sits there for a long time, before it makes short, very quiet movements, then rests for another long period, then subtle movements, then rests and then it sort of panics and ratchets up its movement.

I used to fish with an older gentleman who would cast, light a cigar, then wait a little longer before he would move the popper. With few exceptions the biggest fish of the day I catch are with quiet presentations and slight movements from the popper.

I used to cup the faces on my cork poppers, but I am finding that I do much better with the subtltey of a flat-faced popper.

Now, if you are fishing heavy cover then you will need a little more "pop" to get some interest, but try not to overdo it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Properly lifting the line off the water Capt Chris M The Fly Cast 5 01-18-2012 09:38 PM
How to Properly Fish.....(different flies) vapor10 General Discussion 10 09-24-2011 03:21 PM
Breaking In My New Grill Properly LenHarris The Lodge Den 4 04-14-2009 12:14 PM
How do you fish a midge and scud properly? kelkay Warmwater Fly Fishing 14 07-13-2008 08:49 AM
large trout not getting hooked properly ffffg General Discussion 19 04-02-2006 11:16 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.