Thursday, September 1, 2011

Larger Poppers That Will Give You That Explosive Hit

My last post dealt with using the Bass Bug line to get distance when you are using large poppers. Well I have discovered there are poppers which will give you a little better distance than others. Ninety percent of the time I use the cork or balsa wood popper that has a little more weight which in turn I think gives me the distance I am looking for. I have found out when fishing extremely clear water the farther distance you can put between you and the fish: the better chance you have for the catch. This is especially true when one is fishing a pressured lake. All of us that fish with the fly rod like to see that explosive hit on top. There are all kinds of top water flies on the market, that will produce, but one of the best is the concave face popper. This popper has the ability to stir up some water when given a slight jerk with the tip of the fly rod. This action drives the bass crazy and sometimes they just nail this fly out of irritation. Take a look at the following top water flies and see if there are some you might want to mention. Fall is just around the corner and one of the best times to land large bass on the fly, can’t wait!!!   
This little bug can be fished without the guard. This fly is from Georgia Fly, which has a huge selection of top water action killers.
The Dink Popper from the Fly Tying Club, simple but yet deadly
The Red Hamp; White square faced Big Bass Popper, awesome looking fly to get that explosion, this fly is from the English Fly Fishing Shop
Awesome looking forg pattern with rattle action, this fly is from Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


Great foam popper from Black Fly Outfitters
Bass Poppers has some great looking angle face poppers with great feathered tails
Great looking Zonker which can stir a little water go submerged this fly is from Orvis
The deadly Mouse from Wholesale Flies
My favorite is of course the Boggle Bug, this is one tuff popper, this fly is from Casters
Loads of legs make this a must and notice the concave face this fly is from Bream Bugs

One of my favorite poppers in color that is ---is Black, this color is deadly at daylight and dust, this fly is from Click Your Need

This popper is the closet thing to the Stealth Bomber, it can be fished as a surface or submerged popper, It can create enough water movement to tigger an explosive hit from a big bass. This popper is from Little River Outfitters


Awesome Hair Bug Natural from Flydeals, the lowest place on the net to buy flies
 
Note all of the above poppers are deadly when bass are on the hunt. If you any of you guys out have other sites for some great deals on popper, please feel free to share.

10 comments:

John said...

A fine collection of top waters Bill. Like a lot of fly fishers in the Great Lakes area, when fall comes along I forget about bass and concentrate on salmon and trout. I bet you could get a large chinook to take a popper...but it probably would't survive the ordeal.

Sanders said...

I'm looking forward to the posts of the bass you catch with these poppers! What a fun way to catch some fish.

Jeff Ryan TheFreshwaterFly.com said...

Nice pics Bill!

Bill Trussell said...

John
Never fished for salmon, and hope to make a trip one day and accomplish that goal. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Sanders
I am planning on using some of these very poppers to land some of the better spots this fall. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Jeff
Good poppers for quality bass. thanks for the comment

blake said...

It's like poppers 101. Great read.

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
I need to stock up before spring on some of these super poppers. thanks for the comment

Trout Magee said...

Man I never even knew they made so many poppers. I need to start trying for Bass with my fly rod more often. Now I know what to get and those are some fine specimens. Thanks for the great tips and advice. Tight Lines.

Bill Trussell said...

Trout
If you ever get a good bass on top with the popper,then you are hooked. Awesome fight not to mention the bend in the rod. thanks for the comment.