A couple of weeks ago I was tying at the White Water Flies annual open house with a few other folks. One of them, Justin Johnson, was sitting at his vise tying the tail and hackle on a bunch of panfish poppers he had painted at home. He does a great job on them and I can't wait to try out the ones he gave me. Since the trout fishing is on hold right now in these parts, these are just the ticket for bass and panfish on lakes and ponds.
Here's one of Justin's poppers next to one of Brad Buzzi's striper poppers.
The popper bodies and hooks are sold under the Wapsi Fly name and are available at fly shops every where.
Sharpen your hooks!