Popper - 01

Fishing in Italy asks for a national licenze and is open all year round with a number of limitations. Rivers where trout are present cannot be fished from the first Sunday of October to the last Sunday of February but there are many exceptions (earlier opening or delayed closing, this depending on local regulations). Chub, Barbel, Pike, Grayling, Carp, Black Bass (just to mention fly takers) have their “closed periods”, which is not the same in every province. No-Kill stretches have their own open/closed months and special rules. Wading is permitted everywhere (but not encouraged) with very few exceptions. 

Tying thread

Black

Head

Tying thread

Hook

Dimensions depend on local fish. As a rule, the bigger the fish,  the bigger the hook. Wide gap.

Tail

Colored long and soft feathers. Not less than 2 on each side. Pass the tying thread several times between the feather to ensure they stay well separated.

Legs

Two or three elastic rubber pieces going from side to side of the body (make a small hole with a big needle and pull the rubber through the body).

Body

Light colored cock hackle, palmered on the two thirds of the hook shank. Polyfoam or any bulk and floating material.

Hackle

Cock, any color

Weeds ward

Nylon, not thinner than 0.35mm fixed on the hook shank and bent to the hook eye, where it is fixed and glued.

Imitates

Vertebrate

Category Tag

Fishing Tips:  There are few rules for popper fishing: cast near anything that floats (reeds, leaves…) or a visible hunting fish, let it rest for a while and retrieve with stop-and-go strips. Don’t worry if your cast is noisy. Black bass are attracted by preys fallen into the water or struggling to reach the shore.  Best in not too deep water, near the bank or the reeds.

Tying thread

Black

Head

Tying thread

Hook

Dimensions depend on local fish. As a rule, the bigger the fish,  the bigger the hook. Wide gap.

Tail

Colored long and soft feathers. Not less than 2 on each side. Pass the tying thread several times between the feather to ensure they stay well separated.

Legs

Two or three elastic rubber pieces going from side to side of the body (make a small hole with a big needle and pull the rubber through the body).

Body

Light colored cock hackle, palmered on the two thirds of the hook shank. Polyfoam or any bulk and floating material.

Hackle

Cock, any color

Weeds ward

Nylon, not thinner than 0.35mm fixed on the hook shank and bent to the hook eye, where it is fixed and glued.

Imitates

Vertebrate

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