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Old 08-12-2012, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: How to fish a popper properly?

Don't over think it. What does a like a grasshopper look like when on the water, try that. Fish can hear way better than we can so a light pop is pretty loud to them. Point rod directly at the popper all the time so movment comes from your hand. On a tight line pops don't take in much line. On slack line then you gotta do a lot of stripping.

If you don't get a hit from this then try more noisy. Vary the movement. sometimes just barely moving works best.

I sometimes use the popper as attractor with small flashy nymph (Tellico is a favorite) on 12" dropper behind the popper. When time are good you'll double up. If they bite then quit, change colors.

Hold on as rest assured a big bass will make a huge appearance on one of your trips for sure. Some real beasts tear in on small poppers.

Pete A.
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