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Introduced in 1996, the Megabass POP-X breathed new life into the old-style popper concept, adding a gill system and an attention to detail that immediately set this lure apart. While the carefully crafted contours and hand-finished paint job might draw your eyes first, the real magic lies within the Megabass original Side-Stepping Balancer (PAT.) system, which allows this popper to transform into a walking-style bait with short twitches of slack line. This patented technology features a fixed tungsten weight at the tail and a spherical tungsten balancer towards the front that moves 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 Megabass POP-X can be worked like a regular popper, but unlike a conventional popper—which only splashes—the patented gill system of the POP-X has two slits that allow for water to pass through, creating a more organic surface disturbance. In addition, the mouth of the POP-X is designed to maximize the spitting distance that can be achieved with each twitch, resulting in considerable water-displacement.
For best results, twitch the Megabass POP-X so that it moves about three inches at a time. At this pace, the POP-X 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 POP-X. We suggest fishing the lure around grass beds, points, or down shoreline cover.