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 Post subject: Popper from my childhood
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:00 am 
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Brown Trout
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We fished poppers and casting floats for bluegill for as far back as I can remember. Long before I got obsessed with fly fishing. The go to pattern was a Bett's® Trim™ Gim Popper. Black over white with some red accents. I have tried and tied a lot different styles of poppers since. The other night I was feeling nostalgic. Couldn't find one on the place. Found a good profile shot on BassPro's site and did some interpolation to get the size ratios. Here's my take on the pattern. Not a exact copy by any means but the basic ideas.

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They had to have a red spot underneath. If we couldn't get the one that had the red as a kid I would add a dot of nail polish or red sharpie :)

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 Post subject: Re: Popper from my childhood
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:41 am 
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I'm really looking forward to Brad getting to try these out at the lake next week. We haven't been on an overnight lake trip since we had our son. I think these poppers are going to catch a lot of bluegill for sure.

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