Tippets: Tying Poppers Made Easy, Fishing Tandem Rigs

July 3, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • Paul Beel offers a look at the new popper body from Flymen Fishing Company. The “Double Barrel” is an innovative soft-foam popper body that can be tied on with the cup facing forward to create popper flies, or tied on in reverse to create slider, diver, and Sneaky Pete style foam flies. Via FrankenFly.
  • To maximize your odds of a catch, utilize a tandem rigging. “Do away with the notion of a ‘standard’ rig,” writes Phil Monahan, “and use your ability to read water and your knowledge of trout behavior to fashion a two-fly system that will give you the best chance to hook up.” Read more here about the best knots and fly pairings.