Posted September 01 2002 - 06:25 AM
Give me Liberty,
or give me DEAD.
Posted September 01 2002 - 07:22 AM
You put the but of your rod between your knees and grab the rod just under the first guide (this is general stuff , you will have to find your comfort level).When the plug hits the water you start moving your blank back and fort in a "whipping "motion.
While you doing that you reel only fast enough so the pencil popper is slapping the water side to side (or left to right) .
It is an incredible imitation of injured baitfish and a fish magnet in the fall when predators have a feed bag on.
Posted September 01 2002 - 07:27 AM
Posted September 01 2002 - 08:08 AM
2 to 3 oz is good.
We'll be talking tackle at the next meeting. I know that only give ya over a week to the trip, but it'll help.
---- Facin' East, Darryl Z ----
---- Secretary - Shark River Surf Anglers ----
Secretary, Shark River Surf Anglers
Posted September 01 2002 - 08:51 AM
Posted September 01 2002 - 08:56 AM
Posted September 01 2002 - 08:59 AM
Originally posted by Stoker1:
Fiberglass rods are better for working the pencil as they are more "whippy" where graphite rods are stiffer and make work a pencil alittle tougher, use a longer length rod for the 2-3 oz pencils out in Montauk to handle the plug weight and hopefully the fish! Do some tricep exercises because working a pencil over time is demanding.
A fellow club member uses braided line (with a graphite rod) and he says it's real easy to work the plug. Just make sure not to yank the plug out of the fish's mouth on the strike.
Also, I lock my arm and use my upper body to work pencil poppers. I find it a bit easier that way.
Striper Surf Club, Inc.
Posted September 01 2002 - 09:38 AM
Don't mind me. Sleep deprivation this week.
Posted September 01 2002 - 10:31 AM
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Posted September 01 2002 - 12:14 PM
We need to get Dave to make a batch and give us samples to test for him.
Posted September 01 2002 - 12:19 PM
Gibbs Lures are the best by far. Stan Originated it and white and yellow are the best colors. 1.5 OZ, 2 OZ. and 2.75 OZ. BEWARE IMITATIONS! USE GIBBS!!
Me agree with the Flaptail! Even though I am a pikie fanatic, I have to say that I catch more fish on Stan Gibbs pencil poppers. The action of a pencil popper could best be described as a hunter instict lure. Think of a cat chasing a small item attached to a line. You intice the cat by triggering that hunter instinct that all predators have in them.
Pencil poppers are instinct triggers to stripers. They just can't help themselves.