Productive Blue Popper
by Vic Velasco
That Blue Popper I tied up killed it today! The biggest fish I got to take was this 15" Small Mouth Bass - gave me an awesome run on my 5wt Western rod (I needed the reach to get the popper out past the noise from my paddleboard). I'd like to say the blue yarn added to the tail of the popper made the popper irresistible - but since I don't speak small mouth, we'll never know for sure.
The popper also landed a green sunfish and a large mouth bass.
Add three more fish caught on a blue yarn fly
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma