View Poll Results: Which would be your GO TO salty surface fly

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Thread: If you had to choose just one saltwater surface lure

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    Arrow If you had to choose just one saltwater surface lure

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    I voted for a (white) popper - but if I was tying my own lures .. it would be a flipper!! .... takes about three minutes to "tie" - I even attach the foam with little cable ties!! ... crude but effective!!!
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    ja, definatly a toss up between a popper and a flipper. In most estuaries, the water remains relatively calm in most weather conditions, so the gentler action of the flipper will still be visible. Also, a popper tends to have a far more erratic action which is more attractive to the leeries, but smaller fish tend to miss it sometimes. I think in the calmer waters of the Bitou river estuary in particular, I have found a flipper to be more effective, although only slightly. Another good technique is to use a popper, with a lightly dressed, unweighted deciever, dragging about 30cm behind the popper., with a slower strip than if you were using a popper on it's own. It may be cheating, but it works. sometimes gets kob as well.

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    flipper by a country mile...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by swsmith View Post
    flipper by a country mile...........
    .......but the popper does it with a bit more style......
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    Ag no Chris,
    not another limerick

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    Why you cant choose beforehand, i'd take them all and see what works on the day !!! And take them in different sizes.

    I've even seen leervis change on the hour. So you never know, change fly untill they take again.

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    I agree with Smith the Snadvlei leerie slayer's sentiment. Flipper by a country mile. Cant remember the last time I used a popper.

    Main reason is csting. Cast a 5/0 flipper in a howling S Easter, and then cast a nice 5/0 cup faced popper....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    Why you cant choose beforehand, i'd take them all and see what works on the day !!! And take them in different sizes.

    I've even seen leervis change on the hour. So you never know, change fly untill they take again.
    Pierre,you must take that sunscreen off your hands thats why it changes from hour to hour.......you start catching when it wears off....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garage View Post
    I agree with Smith the Snadvlei leerie slayer's sentiment. Flipper by a country mile. Cant remember the last time I used a popper.

    Main reason is csting. Cast a 5/0 flipper in a howling S Easter, and then cast a nice 5/0 cup faced popper....
    Woosies!
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