First small fly after a long time…

I don’t know, when I’ve tied a small fly for the last time…must be months ago… the hands are a bit stiff, but I guess after some flies, it will be better…hopefully. :-)
This emerger was tied on a Daiichi 1130 # 14. Some Bug Bond Lite on a Polish Quill for the abdomen, Petitjean CDC and dubbing for the thorax and some Partridge as legs.

 

DPP – Deep Perch Popper

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When it’s getting colder, I like to fish for perch with popper-sytyle flies. I don’t fish them the normal way on the surface as a topwater fly. I use a super fast sinking line and attach just a short piece of mono or fc with a length between 100-50 cm to the front loop as a leader/tippet. The popper will float above the sinking line. The height it floats depends on the length of the tippet and on the current. The current will push the popper down.

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You should cast the line out and give it time to sink to the bottom. When you strip the line in, the popper swims towards the bottom. If you do a pause, the popper will rise towards the surface again. How often you strip and pause depends on the water you fish and the situation.

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Below is a very simple scheme of retrieving the popper.zig-zag

A very good fly even in murky water, because it makes a lot of shock waves. It also works great, when you have an uneven bottom and the risk to loose a normal streamer is very high.

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