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Here are some pictures of various poppers. Ruler pictured for lengths.
I'll start with OTI. They stand at a little over 8 inches and weigh 120gram. These poppers do not have reflective finish.
 

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These poppers are almost 9 inches long. They have a reflective finish but chip fairly easy as seen on the orange popper. They weigh 5oz or a little over 140gram.


 

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Tackle House Shibuki V186ms/V186is.
Almost 8 inches. Weight - 80g without hook. Hooks shown are Owner ST-66 3/0. The top one shown does not have hologram finish.

 

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Tailwalk Gunz and Baby Runboh.
160 Sinking - 160mm/85g
180 Sinking - 180mm/120g
Hooks shown are Owner ST-66 3/0
The green does not seem to have reflective finish like the blue.
BretABaker had 180 tailwalk last trip and did not have to cast far for tuna to hit this lure.



 

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You tackle hol, I like the OTI poppers in the Nemo, I've caught more YFT on this color at night. I just like Orange being a OSU Cowboy Fan.
OSU 24-Texas 23 this weekend.
 

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those heru poppers look sexy! i would change the VMC hooks off the tuna hunters, i lost a nice yft from a straightened hook. since then, i put owner 4/0's on them. that one actually had the wire assembly coming out of the body.
 

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Awesome Job Rich. I could add to this thread ... A LOT...but I don't have a Digi :mad:

It would be cool for others to post and add to this. Show us what kind of poppers and swim bait work for you.
 

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Yes. That's a virgin pile. My used pile is at the coast. I hang them on a hog wire mesh partition after usage, spray down with corrosion X, then wipe off next day and put them back up. Those owner hook covers are a must. You can toss them all in a bag or bucket and never worry about getting a hook in your hand.
 

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Yes. That's a virgin pile. My used pile is at the coast. I hang them on a hog wire mesh partition after usage, spray down with corrosion X, then wipe off next day and put them back up. Those owner hook covers are a must. You can toss them all in a bag or bucket and never worry about getting a hook in your hand.

I need to get me some of those covers.
 

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bill, where do you get those hook covers?

Anglers Pro Shop. They come in different sizes. You can't have enough of them. I've bought a few hundred and need more. I have never stuck my hand in a pile of poppers or swimbaits with the covers on and been bitten by a hook.:) They snap on and don't come off until you pull on them. I highly recommend them.

One of the best things about them is the ability to just grab the lure you want out of a pile. They never get stuck together. Just reach in the bag and grab the one you want to use. It comes out by itself, not tangled up with all the others.
 

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Actually, I believe the Tuna Hunters will be coming with the new VMC forged trebles that should be much stronger than before. I LOOOVVVE those Tuna Hunters here on the west coast as the just plain work and so far have not straightened out a treble on bigger tuna. In November I plan on using them for cow sized YFT just as they come with the new hooks.

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