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 Post subject: Bigger Green Popper
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:01 pm 
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...in case you were wondering...

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Here's the back-story: A freind and I are going to be fishing the Chippewa Flowage the 16th, 17th and 18th. One our Structural Designers at work, Mike Dorazio, grew up on the Chippewa Flowage and his Dad, Dave was a guide up on the flowage for 50 years...so he's our go-to guy for the trip (Oddly, Ive never fished the flowage, even though it's only an hour and a half or so away...).

Mike said, "For August, No. 8 Bucktails with black hair and green blades and something green and black down low." Which instantly gelled with my experience on the river down here - smallies, musky and pike just inhale big green and black Decievers.

I brought the fly in this AM to get Mike's input, he says the colors are right, so it'll be joined by a slider and a couple big hollow ties in the same colors over the next couple days.

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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Green Popper
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:04 pm 
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Throws great with a 10 wt., Rio Outbound Short.

Tried it with the 8 wt. Orvis H3F and Rio Single Handed Spey. Ick. You can't generate enough line speed to shove that big head through the air...

...which is interesting, because a slider tied with the same head backwards on the hook works just fine...air be funny sometimes....

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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Green Popper
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With a tail that long, aren't short strikes a worry?


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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Green Popper
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Colston Newton wrote:
With a tail that long, aren't short strikes a worry?


You mean I'm supposed to catch fish on these things? ;)

Yeah, it is. Neutral muskys can be tail nippers...pike oddly enough...not so much...I've a plan in place for a stinger.

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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Green Popper
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Nice looking fly, but you're right to be thinking about a stinger of some kind.

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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Green Popper
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Satchel wrote:
Nice looking fly, but you're right to be thinking about a stinger of some kind.


Yep.

It depends on the quarry.

Musky will get a stinger, like probably not. Bass almost definitely not.

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