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    i made a couple of long pike poppers for next season. you cant see the hook because the rabbit strip is covering it up, but that shouldnt be a problem when its wet. think theyll work???


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    I am ot sure how large they are but pike will eat them. About the only way I fish for pike any more is to use floating bugs or poppers up in the reed beds where they sit in 2' or less water and explode under the lure as you pop it by. You might want to look at making a few weedless as well. Good poppers!

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    they are about 5.5-6 long. i mage them so if there was a big bass in the weeds it would also hit the popper.

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    Hi rmooney,

    Those look great to me. You might want to make some with a red head and a white tail. I know that Alaska Pike like red white flies or lures.

    Frank

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    My only concern is the weight of the rabbit strip once water logged making the fly sit head facing the sky. It will make it difficult to get a good popping action out of them.

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    The good thing about Pike, is you really only need to displace water. That is something they should do well.

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    Hi Everyone,

    I would soak those tails in Hydrostop for a while. That would go a long way in keeping the tail floating.

    Frank

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    wouldnt a couple of fast false casts be enough to dry it out enough to still allow it to float? i havent fished them yet, so i dont know how they will work.

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    I use Reynold's Pike flies a lot. They are also Rabbit. It does not dry out on the back cast. You may have to work them fairly fast to keep them on top. I tried something like them a few years back but the head was not as big. I was going more for a slider kind of thing. They didn't float but they sank slower. Your head may be big enough though to make it float. Floating tail down may not be a bad thing. Can't hurt to try.

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    Hi rmooney,

    Rabbit can really soak up the water. I don't think false casting will work very well. Believe me, soaking them in Hrdrostop or one of the other waterproofing solutions will make a big difference.

    Frank

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