The new Toro Tamer Topwater Poppers are now in stock! This 2015 new product introduction incorporates some excellent new features. Similar to the CB Poppers we’ve offered for a few years, these new surface lures improve upon the original design. The head is round rather than triangular, the results are greater splash – especially if you are fishing from a larger boat which is higher to the water line, such as a long range boat out of San Diego. The improved “pop” or splash allows the lure to be worked more effectively. Additionally, the new lures are available in three sizes 200mm (8″), 160mm (6.3″) and a new smaller 120mm size (4.8″). The larger sizes have proven very effective for tuna and the new small size will find great success for those fishing from the beach for Rooster fish, stripers and many other species where a slightly smaller and lighter lure proves effective. Lastly, the new lures feature a change in hooks. The two larger size lures incorporate VMC in-line single hooks, the smaller 120 size popper makes use of trebles.
The new poppers are available in three sizes 120, 160 and 200 mm (4.8″, 6.3″ & 7.9″), with weights of 50, 90 and 150 grams (1.5, 3.2 & 5.3 ounces).
Those are great weights for casting, and the size is wonderful for most fish you’ll come across, from little schoolie tuna and tails to some larger fish. There are no better lures out there from any manufacturer in terms of construction and finish. If you don’t agree upon seeing these lures, I’ll be glad to cover their return – I’m that confident of ’em. They are far nicer than the Braid pieces, nicer than YoZuri’s, better weight distribution than anything from any major manufacturer – and they are tough!