Originally Posted by Wee Hooker
An old trick is to have another rod rigged with a subsurface fly ready to go . ( with line stripped off in a pile/bucket.)If you miss a surface strike. Just drop the rod and throw a subsurface pattern ( Black WB is my favorite) to the same spot FAST. Most times, you'll get that fish as the subsurface fly drops.
good trick but if you want to be really lazy
run a two fly set up with the popper at the lead and a similar colored wet fly tied behind the popper.