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Old 09-04-2018, 09:57 AM   #1
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I haven't been shooting much but been pursuing bass with a flyrod. I sold these XL double barrel poppers, but they make them in small and medium. I tie them with articulating hook so they are pretty weedless and definitely snag proof. Heres the company. https://flymenfishingcompany.com/pro...h-popper-heads, they sell them at fly shops. Heres a video on how to make them.
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:06 AM   #2
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Thanks bud! I have fly fished bass indirectly but I couldn’t catch good ones with the littler flies. Thanks for adding I’ll get in there and try to make some
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:06 AM   #3
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You need to add keel weight to the hook or palmer a zonker strip, they will self correct and land upright the XL heads need a 9wt it seems but I'm sure an 8wt will work

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Old 09-04-2018, 11:17 AM   #4
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Look good, pm sent
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:35 AM   #5
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I have a lot of time the next few weeks, I dont tie anything smaller than a 10, but if you want some I can right now.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:31 AM   #6
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I much prefer my hooks glued in as I have less problem getting my poppers to set just right and I'm picky about it. The angle I want is like the first picture. Second picture is my favorite popper shape and color. Popper bodies are drilled out of white foam sandels.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:54 AM   #7
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Draco it's a tool for a specific job, I like a glue in hook as well, I encountered problems when levels get lower and you run a ground when after a pool gets shallow also when fishing heavy vegetation. What's the difference in fishing this bass bug and a conventional tackle plug with single hooks?

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Old 09-05-2018, 01:02 AM   #8
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I also made bend back streamers to fish heavy vegetation not my favorite alternative for bass as the hook up where on the outside of the mouth. But it allowed me to keel weight the streamer and be weedless without the ineffective mono weed guard.

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Old 09-21-2018, 04:19 PM   #9
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Very nice!
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:20 PM   #10
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Good info thanks
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:51 PM   #11
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I have never fly fished for anything sooooooo, tell me how you actually work the popper with a fly rod when bass fishing. I would like to give it a try.

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Old 09-21-2018, 09:40 PM   #12
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I have never fly fished for anything sooooooo, tell me how you actually work the popper with a fly rod when bass fishing. I would like to give it a try.

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First thing would be able to cast, with decent equipment. My first flyrod was inexpensive, I would get a 4wt up to a 6wt flyrod and try to go with someone experienced. If you live near San Antonio you could meet up with me. My brother bought a TFO outfit from bass pro, it came with everything for $150, I caught fish with it was a 5/6 wt. There's a guy name kurt there hes an excellent teacher.

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Old 09-21-2018, 09:55 PM   #13
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First thing would be able to cast, with decent equipment. My first flyrod was inexpensive, I would get a 4wt up to a 6wt flyrod and try to go with someone experienced. If you live near San Antonio you could meet up with me. My brother bought a TFO outfit from bass pro, it came with everything for $150, I caught fish with it was a 5/6 wt. There's a guy name kurt there hes an excellent teacher.

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Hey bowbuddy, nice poppers! I live in new braunfels and fly fish when I can for trout and bass here. Let me know if ya ever wanna fish. Always down to sling bugs.

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Old 09-21-2018, 09:55 PM   #14
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yes I do the same. and its more fun than you will ever have fishing. cast in the yard to get it down. try some off site rivers. under pass streams.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:25 PM   #15
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Hey bowbuddy, nice poppers! I live in new braunfels and fly fish when I can for trout and bass here. Let me know if ya ever wanna fish. Always down to sling bugs.

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Wish I'd know that a few weeks ago. I gave a fly fishing for bigger bass seminar to the New Braufels Fly Fishing club last month. I would have come down early to fish as there is some great water down there.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:53 PM   #16
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Wish I'd know that a few weeks ago. I gave a fly fishing for bigger bass seminar to the New Braufels Fly Fishing club last month. I would have come down early to fish as there is some great water down there.
Dang well if you find yourself back down here let me know. I've been meaning to check out the nb fly club. Fish alot on the guad,comal, and Dunlap.

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Old 09-22-2018, 04:05 AM   #17
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If yall want to plan a flyfishing trip we should....

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Old 09-22-2018, 06:58 AM   #18
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those are some good looking lures. have you had a chance to try them out yet? I need to get my fly rig out of storage.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:27 AM   #19
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Heres a fly I put together with a frantic tail and baitfish heads from flymen fishing company. So far I like what they have and will continue using their products. #kbfuzz, #kbfrantictail https://youtu.be/h7KRhclZ9t4

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