The new 6 lb test Popper/Dropper rig is made using the same premium monofilament used in our Miskito Coast All Purpose Leaders. The Popper/Dropper rig is 10 feet long, 6 lb test. This knotted leader uses the Uncle Don’s Quick Change Snaps to make it easy to quickly change flies without the burden of cutting the leader and tying on a new fly each time you make change. The first Quick Change Snap is tied on to the end of the leader. About 20″ up from the end of the leader is the second Quick Change Snap. On the end you put a sinking fly, for trout we suggest Scud Dark Olive from RIO hook size 12. On the other Snap we suggest a larger dry fly, something like the Yellow Hopper from Spring Creek hook size 10. The larger fly becomes your strike indicator. Great for bluegill, too.
BreamBugs offers two other models of the Miskito Coast Popper/Dropper Rig in addition to the 6 lb test version. There is the 8 lb test for bluegill, it is the most popular version on our site. There is also the 10 lb test for larger flies for bass.
It is not uncommon to catch two fish on one cast. Also, having both a floating fly and a sinking fly helps determine where the fish are feeding, surface or under water.