Your dad threw this lure; your grandpa threw this lure; and, in all likelihood, your great granddad did, too. The Hula Popper is ancient, sure, but when summer bass are sipping dragonflies or other bugs off the surface, the smallest model in black is my ace in the hole. The flat, rubber tail strands give the Hula a real “buggy” look. And it has a relatively shallow mouth, which means you can work it gently without throwing tons of water. When bass are sipping insects, this is key, since they’ll often avoid a loud chugger. Give the Hula Popper a twitch, let the legs flutter on the surface, give it a few seconds on the pause, and then stand by for the smack.