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Gibbs Pencil Popper Lures

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Pencil Popper
A Stan Gibbs original with application in fisheries around the world. This is an aerodynamically beautiful plug to cast and its sleek tapered design simulates many forms of forage fish.
Guide To Fishing Gibbs Lures
The sleek, tapered design with tail weighting will get this plug "out there". From that point on a variety of retrieves will draw strikes. Perhaps the most effective, however, is a retrieve that may take a little practice. Point the rod tip at the plug and induce some rapid up-and-down tip action - not violent but steady, while at the same time reeling slowly to make the plug dance from side to side on the surface.
5 Stars based on 28 reviews
By john mills
Maui, Hawaii
July 16, 2012
gibbs pencil popper
Walking the dog at Christmas Island w/ the pencil popper ia the only way to fish the surf. Proven effective over my 20 + years on the reef....Thanks...Dr John Mills...Maui, HI
By Jon Krahl
Boston, Massachusetts
June 28, 2018
Love this lure
Greta big popper with awesome action. The heavier weight lets you cast it a mile.
By Rod
Congers, New York
January 9, 2018
Great casting, easy to work and walk - my go to is the white
November 26, 2017
Quality plug
You can count on this plug when fish are top water feeding. Do the Jersey shake on your retrieve and the plug supplies all the action you need.
By Chad
Portland, ME
October 13, 2017
Classic must have
Great lure. A must for the bag of tricks!
By Duane Joyner
North East
September 16, 2017
Great lure
I haven't had a chance to use yet but looks great in my tackle box!
By Tom
July 14, 2017
My new go to
My new go to lure for backwater fishing. Has done really well for 20''+ fish.
ProsAmazing action I can cover a lot of water quickly
ConsThe hardware is a little weak for bigger fish.
By Sof
Long Island
December 18, 2016
Gibbs pencil poppers
I don't always fish pencil poppers, but when I do, I prefer Gibbs. I find Gibbs the easiest pencil poppers to work, they have the ideal float and create just the right amount f commotion on the surface when worked properly
By Tom
August 12, 2016
great lure, great company to buy from
Great lure, and even more impressed with tackledirect, the only outfit I will ever deal with, real professionals. Thanks Tom
By Justine white
July 19, 2016
Another great lure by gibbs
Got many fish on it great action to it
By Thomas
Shirley, NY
March 8, 2016
Great Lure all around
This lure tears up the surface of the water very well and also casts like a rocket.
By Mike
New Jersey
January 9, 2016
Great plug for striped bass and blue fish
These plugs are great in all sizes. I have caught many bass and blues on these plugs. They are better prices than many plugs out there and catch fish. Plug has quality split rings and hooks.
By Yuriy
New York City
November 11, 2015
Good popper, does exactly as suppoused to.
Based on the reviews of the popper on the web I had high expectations and I was not disappointed.
ProsEasy to work Good casting distance
By Jeremy
Brooklyn, NY
June 15, 2015
Great Quality, great product
I love gibbs wooden lures, and this is a must have. Casts great, and great quality.
By Jeffrey
Hyattsville, MD
June 2, 2015
Great plug
Very well balanced and casts great
ProsPlug runs true and casts very nice with the right set up.
ConsLittle pricey
By Eugenia
Pozzuoli, Italy
May 18, 2015
good popper for beach fishing
i use this for bluefish and sea bass and it is very nice. it is made out of wood and it is very strong. i highly suggest this!
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
April 18, 2015
Surf bag must have
If you are a surf fisherman, there is a big chance you have at least a few of these.I have been using them for years and they are my go-to daytime lure.
By Alex
Solomons, Maryland
April 2, 2015
A very good pencil popper!
These are a classic lure that still are very productive! I always have a few of these on me at all times. Blue and yellow are my favorite!
By Db
new york, NY
March 3, 2015
I like gibbs popper a lot and use many years and may location always fun to watch the big fish act on it.. very slow retrieve with pop pop jerking the rod make all the fun happens.. One serious complaint is middle hook is not attached with ring.. it is open eye hook..
Consmiddle hook need to replace with ring and closed eye hook
By Db
new york, NY
February 20, 2015
great quality
this popper looks exactly same as other popper with bit higher price. but hook and hardwires are lot stronger than a-salt or Cordell ..
Prosgood quality
By HKJonathan
New York, NY
December 24, 2014
Another essential lure
The pencil popper is an essential lure for day time use. For those of you who have not used one previously, the rod motion required to get the plug to "dance" takes some getting used to. However, the resulting splashing is very effective in attracting aggressive fish. Like all Gibbs lures, this is make of wood and as such, gets beat up a bit by blues and on rocks. I actually slightly prefer the cheaper plastic Cotton Cordell pencils for this reason.
By Johnny
Bloomfield, NJ
December 3, 2014
Bluefish go to lure
When the blues around these gibbs pencil poppers will rattle them and they will sure enough get hooked on this lure
By Joel
New York, NY
October 19, 2014
great lure at a great price
bought to replenish my lure bag, as over time I lose one or two of these expensive but great lures. Bottom line is I find this lure to be very effective for topwater fishing for Stripers on Long Island, and the price at Tackle Direct is the best, trust me I checked around. Will keep coming back for more for sure.
By John
Milford, NJ
September 18, 2014
Best Pencil out there
seriously the best pencil popper out there. Casts well and has great action!
By Bonefishr
Johns Island, SC
May 26, 2014
Basic Top Water Plug
Old school wooden plug. Works well for "walking the dog".
By shane
sandwich, MA
March 24, 2014
casts greak easy to work
i have a few gibbs pencil poppers and they are very easy to work they cast a mile and most importantly they catch fish
By Jon
New Jersey
March 18, 2013
Striped Bass Killer
Casts well and really puts a hurt on the stripers. I might take the middle hook off and only use the back hook when the bluefish are around... makes it easier to get them off the hook.
By Yuriy
East Meadow, New York
October 17, 2012
Gibbs Pencil Popper
Good quality, otherwise nothing special
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Pacifica asked:
August 4, 2017
Is this a wood or a plastic?
1 Answers
All of the Gibbs plugs are wood.
on August 5, 2017


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