Re: BB RPP lure
TBH if it's getting loads of bites for you, who cares whether it's popular in the USA?? I find the original can be too heavily weighted and skirted for a small vessel, but most Bart buyers probably aren't fishing from small boats. Very good rough conditions lure despite the angled face, the small face and weight enables it to plow through sloppy stuff well.
The day I remember best with this lure was some years back in the deep water zone south of Mindelo on a typically difficult windy sloppy Cape Verde day - two blue marlin 200 and 500 lb blitzing it off the rigger in sensational crash bites. The lure was a good approximation of a Cape Verde black-winged flyer, swimming beautifully in clean water out there, and it seemed as though they were trying to ambush the "flyer" before it could take off in the windy conditions - amazing out of nowhere bites like only a blue marlin can. The hole in the water left by the first fish was wider across than its body length, the one churned up by the second bigger fish more than twice as big. I was lucky enough to see both bites. Perfect bites and perfect hookups, both fish to the boat and released. Nothing out of the ordinary in terms of numbers for there, but a great day's fishing for me.