Sunday, March 24, 2019

Popper Color Makes a Difference

This past week has been hectic, with no fishing, blogging, or gym time. The movers worked Monday and Tuesday moving us into our new home. The rest of the week was spent unpacking boxes and trying to get the house in order. We had furniture in the rent house where we were living, Jason's storage unit and our storage unit. I hope my wife and I never make another move ever!
Jason and I did had a few hours yesterday to fish Walker Lake before he flies back to Sacramento Monday. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon.
The white Betts Popper was the hot fly on this outing; Jason had only one of the poppers and was not about to share with Dad! He landed two to my one for the afternoon. 
Flexing the 2 wt. 
Could it be the top and bottom of the red dot and the white color that got the bluegills' attention??
The finished house to the point where we could move in. No landscaping until we get more dry weather; we're just glad to be in the house and life getting close to normal. 


  1. Bill, I know the feeling of life taking over....glad to hear you got out. Congrats on the best to the family.

  2. Color, some say fish can't distinguish it. I say they can.
    Bill what's the fly reel Jason is using?

  3. I'm with you on the moving. I'm never moving again. I just don't have it in me.

  4. Yes, congratulations on the move. It takes a lot of energy, but it's nice to have a placid lake nearby for relaxation with a family member and a red & white popper to make 'em strike!

  5. Ralph
    Things are getting back to normal--thanks for the comment

  6. Alan
    True I believe color differently makes a difference especially on slow days when the fish are finekey. Jason was using a Gallatin Fly Reel. He likes the wide spool reels. Thanks for the comment

  7. Mark
    I totally agree, the stress factor and the muscle ache isn't worth it. Thanks for the comment

  8. Walt
    Having a lake close by is great therapy for a move Cathey and I just completed. Thanks for the comment