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Size/color preference yellowmagics? #13959075 04/13/21 11:02 PM
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I am way late to the popper game. Any help on recommendations is appreciated

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Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959144 04/14/21 12:09 AM
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YM plus 1 (3/8 model)

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Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959248 04/14/21 01:11 AM
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1/4 oz in Alewife


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Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: BWG] #13959254 04/14/21 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BWG
YM plus 1 (3/8 model)

RIP Thad Rains


+1 Very hard to find now.

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Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959329 04/14/21 02:05 AM
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1/4 oz is good. 1/2 oz if itโ€™s windy. Bone is hard to beat.

Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959450 04/14/21 04:47 AM
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1. 3/8 Yellow Magic Plus 1
2.1/4 Yellow Magic "Bone"
3.1/4" Yellow Magic "Alewife"

You can find the 3/8 Yellow Magic Plus 1 on Ebay sometimes

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Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959451 04/14/21 04:49 AM
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1/2oz japanesse shad is my go to popper

Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: sdavis24] #13959505 04/14/21 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by sdavis24
1/2oz japanesse shad is my go to popper


I am with you 100%. I also have alewife and blue fire and always go back to Japanese shad. Although I like Blue fire as well.

Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959562 04/14/21 12:13 PM
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I am struggling with the set up for the 1/4 ounce bait. It is hard to throw on a bait caster. I am throwing on a spinning rod on 20 lb braid and it works ok.

Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959585 04/14/21 12:40 PM
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If you are struggling to throw it on a bait cast setup I would suggest you have the wrong rod & reel. I can throw the 1/4 oz YM 30 yards on 15# mono.

Use this rod:
https://shop.falconrods.com/products/falcon-lowrider-casting-rod-67-med-hvy

Use this reel with 15# mono:
https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Curado_70_MGL_K_Casting_Reels/descpage-SCMGK7.html


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Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959734 04/14/21 02:10 PM
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Have caught tons of fish on japanese shad, 1/4 and 1/2 ounce both.


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Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959786 04/14/21 02:43 PM
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I like the 1/4 oz in Bone.

Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959830 04/14/21 03:27 PM
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I found an old all star popping rod that fit the bill perfectly. Thanks for all the help.

Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13959859 04/14/21 03:51 PM
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I have had a 1/4 oz YM in Japanese Shad tied on for about 6 years now lol. That's the only one I throw, although I have 4 more new in package 1/4 bone sitting in the garage for some reason.


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Re: Size/color preference yellowmagics? [Re: gut hooked] #13963076 04/16/21 08:28 PM
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I like the Bone and White Shad in both 1/4 and 1/2 oz.

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