The second tactic I learned from Popovics. If the standard chugging action fails to draw any strikes, he will quickly pull the Banger sharply through the water. This can be difficult to effect with a slant-faced popper because it has a tendency to twist and turn. A Banger, however, will respond just like a high-speed trolling lure. When pulled forward rapidly, it will track straight and produce a trail of bubbles. With a fly rod, you can only pull the Banger a few feet, but often this is all it takes to trigger a fish's attack mechanism.