Published Jul 31. 2023 - 4 months ago

Black & Red Pike Popper

Surface or topwater fishing for predatory fish is probably the most adrenaline-fuelled kinds of fly fishing. Whether it's giant trevally, sailfish or tuna in salt water, or if you practice the freshwater fishing for pike, bass or musky, the take is always what makes the heart stop or skip a beat. In this video we have the skilled fly fisherman, fishing guide and fly tyer Jesper Lindquist Andersen behind the fly tying vise to demonstrate a super simple popper fly. Note that you don't need beautiful custom-painted popper heads like the one Jesper has made himself and uses in this video. A simple foam head works just as well. It is more the movement and the way the fly splashes and attracts the attention of the predatory fish that is important, but it does not hurt to have beautiful flies in the box that catch both fish and fly fishers.

Hook: Ahrex PR351 Light Predator Barbless # 6/0
Thread: Black GSP
Taiil: Black bucktail, black flatwing hackles, pearl Crinkle Mirror Flash and red grizzly hackles
Head: Foam popper head - in this case custompainted with gold flateyes and varnished

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