I make the poppers out of dark foam. I use them mostly with a steel tippet. These flies often catch pike; snakehead’s teeth are also very sharp..
This popper is shot during the fishing: the hackle is starting to unravel. The hook-guard is made out of 25 pound test steel tippet material.
Snakehead is hard to hook and even harder to pull out of the «salad»
In the weeds one could find not only a snakehead, but also a catfish Amur catfish is rarely big, but it is a predator very fond of poppers