Introduced in 1996, the Megabass PopX breathed new life into the
old-style popper concept, adding a gill-system and an attention to
detail that set this lure apart from conventional poppers. While the
carefully crafted contours of the body and the detail of the
hand-finished paintjob might draw your eyes first, the real magic is
seen on the water, when the Megabass original Side-Stepping Balancer
(PAT.) brings the PopX to life. This balancer system features a fixed
tungsten weight at the tail, and a spherical tungsten balancer towards
the front that can only move from side to side. This channels the
weight’s movement laterally, combining the spitting action of a popper
with a truly unique rolling-dog-walk action. Of course, the PopX can be
worked like a regular popper, but unlike a conventional popper—which
only splashes—the patented gill system of the PopX has two slits that
allow for water to pass through, creating a more organic surface
disturbance. In addition, the mouth of the PopX is designed to maximize
the spitting distance that can be achieved with each twitch, resulting
in considerable water-displacement.
For best results, twitch the PopX so that it moves about three inches
at a time. At this pace, the PopX will spit water about 10 inches,
creating the impression of a wounded baitfish. Early mornings and cloudy
days are particularly effective times to fish the PopX. We suggest
fishing the lure around grass beds, points, or down shoreline cover.
- Length: 2 ½ in.
- Weight: ¼ oz.
- Depth: Topwater