The Flipper is a South African designed fly, our variation of the Gartside Gurgler. Effectively a top-water fly/popper.
It imitates a wounded baitfish struggling on the surface. Tied in slightly various styles depending on the species of fish targeted.
The Bass version is a skinny profile on a long shank hook.
The Flipper works similar to a popper and is fished along drop-offs, sandbanks and structure. We often put a smaller Clouser or baitfish pattern trailing behind it.
Fish it with an erratic retrieve with a pause every now and again.
Chartreuse works well all year round and in brighter conditions.