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By Kayak buddy
#2274363
I tied a small and medium version for my self and posted a video of the action. Those double barrel heads draw alot of strikes. This guy contacts me who fishes for bass with a 10wt and told me he couldn't tie flies because he didn't see well. He fought in Vietnam and I'm a vet so hes gonna reimburse me cost of the materials..
Heres the other ones. They sell these heads at bass pro and orvisImageImage

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By don.owen
#2276904
Many years ago maybe late 50's my dad did a lot of popper fishing at Clear Lake in California. I got to row the boat for him and his friend but on occasion fish too. Anyway, what this other old guy said one day while watching my dad struggle with a really large balsa popper popped into my mind while reading this thread. He said something to the point that the only way to fish a really BIG popper was to cut it off and tie on a smaller one. My dad used a lot of size 4-8 poppers, sparsely dressed. Once the feathers were wet they fished like dry flys, and those two guys caught many big bass, big perch and once even a 4+ lb Crappie.
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By Kayak buddy
#2276931
This guy ordered those from me, he bass fishes with a 10wt. I fish with a 6wt, and use them in a medium size w/ articulation hook to not snag on rocks during very low flows.

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By Kayak buddy
#2276932
This guy ordered those from me, he bass fishes with a 10wt. I fish with a 6wt, and use them in a medium size w/ articulation hook to not snag on rocks during very low flows.

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By don.owen
#2276985
I use poppers up here in Idaho on occasion. We've got a healthy population of Smallies in my local lake. In late June-July they eat-em-up early and late. Sometimes it comes down to whose the fastest the trout or the bass. I rarely fish anything then bigger then a size 4, little fingernail size. Easy to just scull along with one hand on the paddle the other casting. Relaxing fishing.

I have used really big poppers for tarpon, roosters and mahi. You know you've been casting all day when you use big, wind resistant stuff. I usually paid for it that night
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