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Red Ear on Popper #13562067 05/18/20 06:30 AM
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The popper was working before the rains hit yesterday on Ray Roberts. My personal best red ear. What are y’all having luck with so far?

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Re: Red Ear on Popper [Re: Hooked4quack] #13562277 05/18/20 01:30 PM
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Good looking fish. When I target the pan fish with a fly rod, I almost exclusively use poppers on a 4wt.

Re: Red Ear on Popper [Re: Hooked4quack] #13563797 05/19/20 05:31 PM
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Nice fish. I use a Llano bug popper with a briminator dropper. It's awesome for searching them out. Size 8 popper with size 10 dropper. Wacky worms, rubber legged dragons, prince nymphs and Betts fancy poppers are all in my sunfish fly boxes.

Re: Red Ear on Popper [Re: Hooked4quack] #13565933 05/21/20 05:18 AM
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I’ve only recently started seriously fly fishing but I have had plenty of hours on black and brown woolly buggers so far. Next time I’m in a store that sells flies, In planning on picking up some poppers to try out. What color poppers would you recommend and is there a certain technique to use them? I’ve never had any before.

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Very nice fish. I have done very well on redear with black gnat flies. thumb

Re: Red Ear on Popper [Re: J. R.] #13566434 05/21/20 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by J. R.
What color poppers would you recommend and is there a certain technique to use them? I’ve never had any before.


I like yellow the best. For the most part sunfish need much less action than bass do. I usually throw it out, let the ripples move away from it, then twitch it and pause, Then maybe 2 or 3 short strips. If I'm not getting strikes I'll try more violent strips and pops.

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Thanks, I need to go out and give that a try now.

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