The Pop-R was introduced by Rebel lures, now part of Pradco, in 1976. It did not sell well and was dropped in 1978. However, it was an insiders' favorite on the competitive bass circuit. In those years many of the tournament anglers were sanding down the bottom lip, converting the "popper" into a "spitter." Following an article in Bassmaster Magazine, Rebel resumed manufacture of the Pop-R in 1987. Today, the lure is made in four basic models ranging from 2 inches long and 1/8 ounce to 3 ¼ inches long and 9/16 ounce. The most popular model, the P60, is 2 1/2 inches long and weighs ¼ ounce. Probably the most popular colors in the basic models are bone and silver with either a blue of black back.