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Smack It Jr. Popper

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The Smack It’s are hard to find and have always been, but now there are plenty of similar backbay poppers, Tsunami, Hogy’s, TA’s, Yo Zuri’s and probably ten others. I found a bunch of smack it’s in a Jersey shop, but the Hogy’s look the closest if you wanted that similar slimmer profile.

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2 hours ago, yogiiiboy said:

Are those Hogy versions productive?  I see they look "exactly" like the Smack-It's........wondering if they produce as well ??

 

 

Don't know yet ... but hey ... let's not over think this! :p

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On 2/10/2020 at 8:28 PM, redfin said:

Storm rattling chug bug is close. Don’t underestimate the small 1/2oz and 3/4 oz creek chub striper strikes. I realize they have no rattles but their size makes them very productive especially in the  spring back waters. Old school maybe but they can be very hot in chrome especially. 

Was gonna say the Chug Bug. Also mentioned above the smallest SS Littleneck's: sinkers and floaters.

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On 2/10/2020 at 0:41 PM, tpp23201 said:

My favorite springtime popper is the Smack It Jr from Stillwater Lures. It is 3 3/4 " long, 3/4 Oz., and rattles. So far I cannot find any at any tackle shop or online. Anyone have an idea of a popper that is similar that they found very productive?

PM me I just found a bunch today. 4 reg size in white, prob 10 mixed red/white and hol/silver w/ yellow head. 

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3 hours ago, Jason B said:

Yea, if there hitting a smack it, there probably hitting a beer can.

Clearly "Smack It" plugs are fan favorites. They're not the only lure that has rattles inside. The "Rattle Trap" became a thing (go to lure) back in the day, because they were effective and nobody was really promoting the "rattle" part of the lure equation.

 

Overall my thinking is .... are fish even around? If so what are they keyed into? Squid? Sand Eels? Bunker? What size is the bait? Smaller lures (Or fly fishing lures) are usually better than big lures.

 

But if your prospecting for fish in general ... and you want to cover a lot of water ... you could do worse than using a Smack It jr. popper ... or a reasonable facsimile, thereof.

 

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On 2/10/2020 at 0:41 PM, tpp23201 said:

My favorite springtime popper is the Smack It Jr from Stillwater Lures. It is 3 3/4 " long, 3/4 Oz., and rattles. So far I cannot find any at any tackle shop or online. Anyone have an idea of a popper that is similar that they found very productive?

So if you had to choose ... which would it be? Let the fish decide? Decisions, decisions. Ah ... just get out there and give the fish something to Smack!

 

A Hogy / Smack Attack bundle!

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6 hours ago, KironaFly said:

So if you had to choose ... which would it be? Let the fish decide? Decisions, decisions. Ah ... just get out there and give the fish something to Smack!

 

A Hogy / Smack Attack bundle!

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Dang never realized how close the Hogy’s were compared to the Smack-It, def look like they would work great. 

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