The proper poppers

Coming this weekend: A “10 Questions” profile on Whitey Rasmussen, longtime Stockton fisherman.

I love profiling fishermen. They tell great stories.

Whitey has also been tying his own flies and ┬ámaking his own “poppers” (lures) for more than half a century. A guest bedroom in the back of his home is really more a fishing den, with a desk equipped with spools of thread, hooks, bags of feathers and everything else he needs to deceive the next lunker bass.

For any wannabes out there, here’s a clip of Whitey talking technique:


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