Heru Poppers

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by Luis1, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    I think when most people talk about Heru's they mean the Skipjack which is a hybrid popper. The Heru Tuna and Cubera are more standard poppers. I like a big pop without a lot of work so I like the Halco and they're cheaper than most others.
     
  2. yakdout

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    I actually prefer the halcos because they float. Ive hooked countless fish with the popper just sitting at the surface.
     
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  3. T.O.T.W.

    T.O.T.W. Time On The Water

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    The way they cast is certainly a plus for me. They’re also truly through-wired, so they’re super strong. I throw one when I want to cover a lot of water quickly, especially in windy conditions.
     
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    The halcos are also through wire and very strong. Guys were catching cow bluefin on them that first year they showed up and were eating poppers really well.
     
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  5. T.O.T.W.

    T.O.T.W. Time On The Water

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    Yeah, no doubt on their track record. I’ve got no issue with those Halcos. The Herus are just another popper I like to throw when the conditions seem right for what they do.
     
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  6. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have a $100 popper and don't use for fear of losing it, so my vote would be for the Halco. Actually, I don't think there's a big difference once it hits the water. The action comes from the shape of the front of the popper. I think the difference is the durability of the popper. More expensive ones last longer, have better paint jobs, material, etc. and I think most of the goods ones are hand made out of wood.

    Just my thoughts.
     
  7. caballo del mar

    caballo del mar Well-Known "Member"

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    I used a Halco at Guadalupe and got hit 5 times while it was just sitting there after I popped it. One time I was taking out a backlash and got a strike. Then I went to Puerto Vallarta and Captain Lora was using the Heru Skipjacks and was working them pretty aggressively and he got 5 strikes. I just picked up some Heru’s and heard they don’t float so you have start fishing them as soon as they hit the water. 2 totally different poppers but both work.
     
  8. BiggetyBones

    BiggetyBones MiggetyMac

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    Caballo, where did you pick the Heru lures?
     

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