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Peeper Popper

The flat surface on the head of this fly pattern makes a nice disturbance in the water when stripped gently. Let the Peeper Popper sit and then strip once. When you can hear the gurgle, then you're doing it right and the panfish and Bass will hear it as well. Smallmouth bass love these fly patterns. Fish it early or late when the water is dead calm. Sizes: 8.
Average Customer Rating:
4.143 out of 5
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5
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6 of 7(86%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Peeper Popper
Review 1 for Peeper Popper
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
August 6, 2013
By: croakeronthefly
from Virginia
"When the bass and sunfish are hitting topwater, this fly consistently produces. Theres nothing like seeing a big bass explode on a topwater popper like this one. It is one of the funnest ways to catch fish."
Review 2 for Peeper Popper
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Just a few bugs,
June 7, 2011
By: Leif
from New Jersey
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"This popper is very productive. It catches bass and bluegills as it illicits explosive strikes. Let it land, don't move it untill the "rings" disapear, give it three quick pops, stop and then jiggle.
The downside is the feathers are tied in poorly and have fallen off after 10 or so fish. Still a good little popper and the feathers can be easily replaced.
Leif."
Review 3 for Peeper Popper
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Good News and Bad New,
September 14, 2009
By: LNTIndiana
from Speedway, IN
Good Value: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Appearance: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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"The bad news is that this popper just exploded when it was hit on the very first cast. The good news is, something hit this popper so hard it just exploded on the very first cast. Nothing left but tail feathers. Durability does appaer to be an issue. It may also be a design flaw as the float is just glued to the shank of the hook."
Response from Orvis:By Orvis Technical ServicesOctober 11, 2009
Orvis Customer Service contacted this customer and apologized that his popper body came off of the hook. Orvis thanked this customer for the feedback as we are constantly trying to find ways to improve our flies. We forwarded these comments to the product developer for review. Customer Service also offered to exchange this item or issue a complete refund. We will cheerfully exchange or refund your purchase at any time, for any reason. Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is the strongest in the business.
Review 4 for Peeper Popper
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good fly,
June 25, 2009
By: Johansen
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Have used this fly for bass and pan fish for years. It is the one i would climb out of the river to retrieve if it ever got stuck in brush. Am getting a couple more. Taught my son to fly fish using the last one and he caught fish while I was skunked. Agree with the other review. The fish usually hit as soon as the fly lands. Have had a couple of small mouth actually not wait for it to land on the water's surface and came out of the water to snag this popper a couple of inches above."
Review 5 for Peeper Popper
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent Bass Popper,
June 4, 2009
By: Quasar
Good Value: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"The peeper popper is an excellent bass fly and does well with sunfish as well. Only drawback is the fly has very poor durability and falls apart very quickly. I have been coating the bodies with flexible fly cement to improve the durability and coloration."
Review 6 for Peeper Popper
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love the peeper,
May 27, 2009
By: IndyChris
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Our rivers are swollen and too swift to wade so this time of year I have to head into the smaller streams and creeks. Those streams and creeks are small and quiet and calm. I LOVE the big poppers on the river but they are just too darn big for the little water so I tried the peeper this weekend. Great success. Personally I usually got my bites right when the fly hit the water. Have fun!"
Ratings-Only Reviews for Peeper Popper
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 1