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Pop R.

Topwater fishing for bass is heating up and many of my buddies are swearing by the Rebel Pop R.

I first became acquainted with Pop Rs in Texas. I’d always been a Hula Popper/Jitterbug/Tiny Torpedo kind of guy but when I started fishing a Pop R, it clicked. It’s a slim-profile, cup-mouthed bait that’s as easy to cast on heavy line — and you want to use something mono or fluorocarbon as it pulls the front end of the bait down toward the surface, producing a loud “sploosh” when you pop it aggressively — but it’s less intimidating than some of the larger surface lures. They’re available practically everywhere.

— Bob Gwizdz

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