View Full Version : Poppers, What's your favorite?

12-31-2011, 11:56 PM
I took the past week of and managed to get some tying in. Kind of went on a popping bugs. This is the batch I produced.
I did quite a bit of experimenting with color and paint.
What's your favorite pattern?
I would like to see others patterns posted.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/166957_343793292300228_100000086793967_1494572_795 724560_n.jpg

01-01-2012, 09:06 AM
Great Job! Do you fish these for trout? If so; how do they do?

I have only used poppers on still-water and they were spectacular.

01-01-2012, 01:05 PM
I mostly use these for small mouth and pan fish. But I am going to try them out on trout. I could see a big brown hitting some of them

01-02-2012, 10:57 AM
Don't have a specific favorite- don't fish them much anymore. I sold sporting goods for a wholesaler many years ago. We carried the Accardo and Betts lines. They were good quality and we sold a lot of them. I would think a small deer hair fly would work for trout. A Humpy comes to mind, also; sort of a popper. FWIW, I caught a trout on a white plastic crappie jig. Tried it for the fun of it.

01-02-2012, 12:28 PM
I did not care that much for poppers until my son and I had a couple of good canoeing trips that produced a lot of fish on poppers. They proved to be a good fly for a youngster. We are looking forward to having fun with them this summer. As a result I felt it was time to learn to make poppers.

01-02-2012, 12:31 PM
My favorite poppers are foam blockheads. Yellow, black, chart. green and white. superlight and great profile. I also like wiggle minnows.




UT blockhead



foam froggie


working on some articulated wiggle minnows


01-02-2012, 03:26 PM
Like the block heads Troutman, they look like they are quicker to produce.
Thanks for the pictures.

01-02-2012, 08:31 PM
Great Job Redfish62 and Troutman for working on some different angles for flies. I may have to experiment with a few of these as well...

01-04-2012, 10:13 AM
What type of foam? Ut blockhead? I thought the only blockheads were from other SEC universities. lol j/k