Thanks to its slightly cupped face, the Patchinko does provide some popping even when used with a walking the dog action, adding welcomed bubbles in the process of the lure's body moving widely one side to the other and darting, and do some splashing with pushing forward water drops while using the correct rod tip action with a sharp upwards motion. This is in order to create some topwater turmoil without creating extreme splashing as true bigger mouth poppers does. A short twitch-twitch action followed by a pause of various lengths is sometimes the most efficient way to turn on the bite, especially in calm waters. In case of finicky fishes, which the Patchinko excels, the wait can go as long as one minute and lands you a fish that others won't decide to bite on the same day with conventional topwater lures. On the opposite, when predator fish are active, most of the time the faster actions bring more catches in - so speed it up!! When the lure gets closer to the angler, it is generally recommended to give softer rod twitches to compensate for the limited amount of slack line needed for a side to side motion. So the Patchinko can be used at a range of speed retrieve which depends on the conditions and fish's behaviour /and needs, and typically it will give you its best results/action while using a fast action rod.
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