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Old 08-04-2003, 10:28 AM
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Bigger, noisier poppers?

Question on poppers for those who use them-- rigged as Leland does on his Miyawaki Beach Popper with the point forward-- it seems like the fly doesn't make a lot of commotion. That undoubtedly is a good thing when the water is flat calm and the fish are shallow.

Has anyone tried the standard tie of cupped face forward or a significantly larger head for windy/choppy conditions?

I don't want to re-invent the wheel if I don't need to do so, but these questions were on my mind while using a popper in choppy/windy conditions and not getting any hits. I kept thinking that perhaps a little more authority on the noise side might call fish, much like a popper does bass.

Undoubtedly, I will try same this week, but if there is insight that says it's a good idea, not a good idea, I'd like to hear it.

Thanks,

Keith
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