I ordered a different pattern popper the other day. They are a variation of popper and streamer mixed. That is what attracted me to this style from the get go. I was looking for something that would move a little water and at the same time get the attention of the fish I was pursuing. I found that in the Bunny Butt Slider. The creator of this specialty fly is Steven Milburn who I think has come up with a winner here. I received my order on Friday and will be giving them a try next week off the wall on
. I think this particular popper will be the ticket for some fall top water action and early spring fishing on the lake. I first saw this popper in action when Jay Eubanks made a trip with me on Smith back in the spring and used the white pattern to imitate the shad population on the Smith. On a day when nothing was happening on top he managed to land a nice spot with that particular pattern. I knew then that this fly had something special that would trigger takes and that is what inspired me to place my order. After seeing the quality and pattern combination available I am impressed. I can’t wait to get into some spot action with this pattern. Smith Lake
All these patterns have their place during the fishing season. I like the black/red early at daylight, the chartreuse is really good early spring especially on Smith where chartreuse is king during that time of the year, and the grey would be an all day bug more so for those cloudy days and shaded areas.