By Jerry Kunnath
Our fly selection for this week is definitely influenced by the milder weather we have been seeing this past week or so. A popper is, after all, a fly we usually use for top water fly fishing for bass, pike and pan fish. And that is on the agenda, at least in my book. Poppers are easy to make, sometimes the only labor required is to tie on a few feathers on the back of your hook for a tail to provide some motion, and then to slide on a small foam body past the eye onto the shank of the hook. You can make them simple, or as complicated and detailed as you like. All that is required to lure the strike of a bluegill or a bass is the thrashing, popping, gurgling commotion that the flat fronted, floating body of the fly creates.