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"Hardbody Topwater Bassin'!" Webinar

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Join me for a FREE Navionics webinar next Tues. May 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM EDT where we'll going to be talking about probably my favourite way to catch bass, on topwater! Great time to be learning more and we'll try to cover as much as possible about "Hardbody Topwater Bassin'!" as possible, if you have any questions in particular, please comment on this post and I'll try to answer them. But leading up to it, here is a pop quiz : How different modifications can you spot on the popper with this post?

You can register for the webinar at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6470295383013328909?source=David+Chong And again totally FREE!

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Front hook replaced with a ex caliber red treble.

Back has a red thread wrap that is holding a white saddle hackle with pearl crystal flash .

If it was repainted,I would have no idea,as so many are out there.

 

Do I win the popper ?

 

LOL

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Looks like a tail weight? suspend strip?

Hardwater Topwater Bassin'! ? water should be soft for surface lures?

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2 minutes ago, OhioFisherman said:

Looks like a tail weight? suspend strip?

 

Did not see that. Now I do. Good eye Paul.

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2 hours ago, misfish said:

Front hook replaced with a ex caliber red treble.

Back has a red thread wrap that is holding a white saddle hackle with pearl crystal flash .

If it was repainted,I would have no idea,as so many are out there.

 

Do I win the popper ?

 

LOL

You got a couple of the mods! Might hold a contest during the webinar!

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36 minutes ago, OhioFisherman said:

Looks like a tail weight? suspend strip?

Hardwater Topwater Bassin'! ? water should be soft for surface lures?

Bingo! That's another one! LOL Still have ice fishing on my mind!

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11 minutes ago, OhioFisherman said:

Mustad triple grips

They are a short shank.

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17 hours ago, OhioFisherman said:

Looks like a tail weight? suspend strip?

Years ago I used to pinch a small Blackbird split shot on the shank of the rear treble to get it pointing down at rest. Increased hook ups dramatically. The other thing was using a dremel tool to hollow out the cup on the nose end to deepen and sharpen the edges. The bait WILL really pop and gurgle with very little movement afterwards. Gbay smallies love popR’s 😉

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So in the case of this what was originally a Bulldog Popper (They're no longer around) The 5 mods made to this lure were:

1/ Replaced the original rear trailer with a Short Shank Wide Gap treble with longer feathers and crystal flash in it!

2/ Added Suspend Strips to the rear section so that the bait would sit tail down at rest.

3/ Replaced the front treble with an up-sized wide gap Red treble.

4/ Painted the mouth red for higher visibility. 

5/ Added a split ring so the bait would have more action.

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