I was looking on the fish skulls site and saw they had an articulated frog Popper. The Popper had one of their shanks in it an the hook was floated by some feathers and was point up. The Popper speaker to me but has anyone tried one or a similar Popper with the hooks floating up? Looks like it would do well over the Lilly pads.
A year or so again Kyle Moppert taught a fly at RSFF Fly Tying Night. It was a fly that was being used in Australia as I recall to fish for a bass like fish at night. Since it was night and blind/dark casting it required a popper that had the hooks inverted.
Actually it was a pretty easy fly to tie. If you can imagine a round piece of closed cell foam tied on either side of a large inverted hook - then made into the shape of a "breast cancer awareness ribbon which extened beyond the hook. Then some thick legs were added front the back to resemble a frog. The two blunt ends near the hook eye go Doll Eyes. Walla........ weedless, night castable, frog.
I guess the best way to describe it - if you looked from above was...... it looked like those fish symbols you see on cars with legs and eyes on the fish symbols tail.
Gutless Frog Fly - just came to me.