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Everyone wants to get their hands on Salty's FATHEAD poppers :)

Excellent action with
huge reverse squid eyes!

 The Fathead poppers will stay right on top and float high in the water. This allows you to work them nice and slow even in real fast water like breechways and outflows. Drives the stripers wild!

The FATHEAD is sealed against water for maximum durability, and painted.  Weighted perfectly for optimum presentation! The 1.5 oz version uses a VMC Permasteel 2/0 belly hook and a dressed 5/0 VMC siwash hook, the 3 Oz version uses VMC Permasteel 4X strong 4/0 Belly hook, 4/0 treble tail hook.
150 lb Rosco swivels and 2X strong 90lb Rosco split rings.
Oversized reverse Holographic eyes for maximum effect! Stainless Steel hardware where possible and through wired for maximum strength!
Perfect for school blue fin tuna, stripers, or LARGE bluefish!

Proper presentation of this popper is to cast then twitch the rod tip while retrieving,
this will allow the lure to "walk the dog" erratically from side to side.
Vary your retrieve, slow for stripers, faster for bluefish. Digs and throws water!

I like a very erratic action with these poppers, and don't be afraid to rip them fast either!

"Sorry I don't have any pictures but the Friday am (4-6) fishing was so HOT that I didn't have time.  I was not going to kill stripers for a picture.  I caught & released 3.  30" 32-33" and 34-35". 
All on your yellow Fathead Jr I purchased @ the MassBass show.  I couldn't get the popper out fast enough!   I got down to XXXXX at 4:15am and was 1 of 2 people there and NOBODY ELSE and TAILS SLAPPING EVERYWHERE!  It quieted down at the slack and then the big ones came on the east bound. There was Tinker Mack ALL OVER the place.  I had a bass chasing them at my feet!."

"As for the fathead, awesome, the thing casts a mile and catches fish like mad.
It's running a close second as my new favorite lure this season"

"I think a while back I had asked you about the eel color, its my favorite, and it killed em!!!  Took 3 fish the other night, 18-25 lbs.  I haven't had that kind of action on a popper at night ever!!!! Made my uncle run to Dicks B&T to get one, unfortunately for him they only had the smaller sizes.  He landed a few smaller fish on the smaller fat head the next day."


"Just wanted to let you know that I have been doing great on your fat heads in both sizes-today I had a killer day on the 1.5oz pearl one-fished in blitz conditions and even managed two bass on one plug at once-one hit the treble the other hit the single hook buck tail.  One of the things that is so great about the plug is it throws lots of water without really having to "work" the plug.  These are very quickly becoming my fav surface poppers and they are not too expensive especially on the fat head Fridays  you had.  I will be buying more for sure!"

1.5 Oz Size      

Salty's 1.5 Oz Banana Fathead Popper


Salty's 1.5 Oz Blue/White Fathead Popper

Salty's 1.5 Oz Olive/White Fathead Popper

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Electric Squid
Salty's 1.5 Oz Pink Squid Fathead Popper
Salty's 1.5 Oz Pearl White Fathead Popper
Salty's 1.5 Oz Parrot Fathead Popper

Salty's 1.5 Oz Black/Silver Fathead Popper

Heather won week #1 shore division of the MV Derby
with a Salty's Fathead popper caught fish!



"I wanted to attach a photo of a 50lb cubera I caught on one of your 3 oz fathead lures in Panama for your website. Your lures are awesome and worked better than the ##### poppers that the outfitter had."

    50 Lb Cubera on a Tooti Frooti Popper

3 Oz Size

The 3 Oz Fathead is a red cedar popper. It's very buoyant. I weight this popper so it does the mambo. SAWEET action. It's one of my original lures. I will put this popper up against any fish in the world. Whether it's our native striped bass or GATOR blues, or 200 lb tuna off our Cape Cod Shores, or worldwide with Giant Trevally, Cubera, Snook, Tarpon, Queenfish, YOU NAME IT.
This popper will outcast any of the competition, and you will outfish everyone else on the beach.  Use a loop knot on the nose of this lure, or a small breakaway clip.  I like to rig these with 60 lb fluoro 4-5' to my running line.

Salty's Fathead poppers have traveled the world!


3 Oz Salty's Banana Fathead Popper


3 Oz Salty's Blue/White Fathead Popper

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3 Oz Salty's Olive/White Fathead Popper
  Electric Squid
3 Oz Salty's Pink Squid Fathead Popper
3 Oz Salty's Pearl White Fathead Popper
  Copper Popper
3 Oz Salty's Copper Fathead Popper
3 Oz Salty's Parrot Fathead Popper
  Tooti Frooti-Ltd Edition Color

3 Oz Salty's Tooti Frooti Fathead Popper
  "Tunarize" Any 3 Oz Fathead Popper, We'll upgrade the swivel to 600lb stainless,
and add 270lb Wolverine Triple split rings to the already 4X strong VMC Permasteel Hooks

Tunarize Any 3 Oz Fathead Popper
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Caught on a Blue/White 3 Oz Fathead Popper 06/10

Courtesy Riptide Charters

Watch that popper....

GONE. 130 lb tuna WANTED that popper! They actually found it in the fishes stomach!


I get asked a lot about what colors are best?
Pearl White is the best imitation of a normal squid. Yellow or Parrot at sunrise or cloudy days. Sunny days stick with a color that has a high definition color hue change on it....Blue/White or Olive/White. Spend some time looking at the bait prevalent in your area and you will soon understand why certain colors can give you just that little bit extra advantage to entice a larger fish to take your lure.
Don't be afraid to use such colors as Blue/White, Olive/White or Yellow/White at night either!
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