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Old 05-26-06, 08:33 PM   #1
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How many of you use dark colors and secondly how many of you dress the hooks ? This is a new bait I bought at Bass pro shop today, $1.99 sale.I just finished putting gamakatsu trebles & the feathers on, have got to trim them up some yet. P N J
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Old 05-26-06, 08:39 PM   #2
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i don't personally put feathers on the rear treble. in fact i really don't like feathers at all on my hard baits.. i belive this added feather makes the bass hit the back hook more or even short striking.

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Old 05-26-06, 08:41 PM   #3
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pnj,
thats a nice tiejob on the feathers, ya raise blackbirds up that way or buy em?
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Old 05-26-06, 08:48 PM   #4
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JB, I buy them, you can tie alot of baits up out of a pack. Its less than $3.00 for a pack. P N J
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Old 05-26-06, 09:03 PM   #5
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i began tying feathers on all my popR's about 10 years ago when zell roland was hot in BASS and won many tourneys with his modified popRs...all the tv shows for about a year would feature his techniques. I've had good luck with chicken feathers, and being out here in the sticks, every neighbor raises chickens and other critters, so feathers are no sweat
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Old 05-26-06, 10:28 PM   #6
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JB, Do you shave the cup like he did ? Funny thing about pop r baits,the lighter line works better than heavier test line.That is the only time I will use 10 lb test line for top water baits.I have had better success with pop r's over weed beds. not popping them hard, just allowing them to walk the dog as best as they can at a slow cadence.I always repaint the mouths on them as well, either silver , or white instead of red as they usually are. The water spray from the brighter colored mouth seems to give it a flashier look to the bait. I look for more flash than I do popping sounds, but I am not always correct.I also tie the pop r tails with feathers , or the heavier crinkled looking synthetic hair you can find in the fly tieing section. P N J
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Old 05-27-06, 07:28 AM   #7
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i used to shave the cups and sharpen them, I think all my gazillion popR's I've done that to, then repaint the cup with some of the wifes red fingernail polish...something to do at work when the man's not lookin..
I've tried to sand the sides down flat as zell rowland used to recommend, but have never seen any advantage doing that, plus it takes the paint job off, I would repaint them firetiger, but black and silver popR is still a proven winner, my second choice is translucent rebel popR, looks soooo much like a shad on the river to me
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Old 05-27-06, 11:19 AM   #8
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I occasionlly use red and white feathers. I've never used black, but that looks nice.
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Old 05-27-06, 11:50 AM   #9
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I tied the trap on and went to a (small)Waneta lake this morning.I caught 7 bass in 1.5 -2.5 lb range and I foul hooked and boated a large carp,the drag system, 30 lb braid and getting on the trolling motor to keep him near as I used the 7' Falcon rod to wear him down was the ticket to boat him, so I could retrieve the trap caught in his side.I caught 3 on a pig n jig, missed a few runners,they tore the claws off the craw.Not a great day, but I was happy.P N J
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Old 05-27-06, 03:20 PM   #10
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i really like to use black baits in darker conditions such as murkey water and at night
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PNJ

I have found that the addition of feathers on topwaters is a plus IMHO. The pop r's some of my spook jr's and a few others. One bait that I am having GREAT success on is a jerk n sam that a GOOD friend sent to me. Added feathers to it and gotta say that it is catching more fish than the spook jr's. Was throwing that HUGE high roller jerk bait 2 weeks ago and the bass where nailing it like there was no tommoorrow. Another bait a buddy of mine sent me. To date that bait has only produced on that day. I feel like it will shine again in the fall when the fish are after bigger bait.
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Old 05-28-06, 07:19 AM   #12
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Laser, anit nice to have friends ? I am in the process of buying a new home,been trying to organize my tackle for the move.I ran across an old Charlie Campbell topwater lure.I can't remember what they called it. I will dig it out and post a picture. P N J
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Old 05-28-06, 07:48 AM   #13
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What is the name of this lure ? P N J
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Old 05-28-06, 08:00 AM   #14
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pnj,
yer testin my age arent ya rofl thats a

HEDDON SWAYBACK ZARA SPOOK.CHARLIE CAMPBELL, TWO SEAMS AND NO HOLE IN NOSE.
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JB, Its a wooden bait, I remember it was a Charlie Campbell bait though. P N J
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Old 05-28-06, 09:02 AM   #16
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pnj,
my dad had a bunch of heddon lures, that one you show is a heddon sway back, wanna see some other pics of one?
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Old 05-28-06, 10:04 AM   #17
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yeah jb is right my pop has a bunch of them. very strange looking to me but i have seen him take massive pike and musky on them..

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just on my spinner baits, but thats all.
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