Poppers and SRCs

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Salmon fisher, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    I'll throw a photo up on this thread this evening when I get home. You can also see the fly, get the recipe and fishing instructions in Les Johnson's book, Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon II.

    Leland.
     
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    Some guys are using Gamakatsu drop shot hooks on the Miyawaki Beach Popper with good results.
     
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    Here you are.

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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Leland, Les and others with lots of popper experience...anyone fish these beneath the surface with a sinking or sink tip type setup? I wonder how the stripping action of a buyoyant fly resisting the forward motion and the sinking action would react. Any insight? I'm just wondering if it would add to the appearance of a flailing baitfish that has lost all orientation and control (maybe I'm just losing my mind). Thanks.
     
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    Jack Gartside's Gurgler, was originally tied to be fished on a sunken line utilizing the buoyancy you describe, but it has since become a floating fly of choice by many. Just today, I had a customer in the shop tell me about a large smallie he caught in a local lake on my popper fished on an intermediate sink line. He wanted the action of a buoyant sunken fly.

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    Thanks Leland, turning my mental chaos into coherent clarity...I've been itching to give that a shot.
     
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    Thanks for the image I'd love to try it out on the Tlell in the QC. Thanks.
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Teal, I have no idea how to translate that Canadian post, but I'm glad I brought it up and that Leland said it has some possible merit. Let us know how it worked out on teh Tlell in the QC.