It is that time of year again; grasshoppers are bounding near the banks and occasionally one falls in the river, becoming a good sized meal for hungry trout. Hopper fishing always promises to be some of the best fishing of the year, rendering some of the most explosive strikes of the summer.
This year the “hopper hatch” is a little earlier than normal and due to lower stream flows we are catching some of the best fishing right now!
Hopper fishing, especially with bead head droppers are a great way to prospect new trout water.
Hoppers will take many opportunistic fish on the surface and fishing with droppers will help you catch fish suspended below. The key to successful hopper/dropper fishing is to move and cover water, continually drifting your flies over new and unsuspecting fish.
Don’t wait to plan your fishing trips this year as the best fishing is upon us with a few more good months around the corner. Due to an extremely light snowpack, many of our favorite fly fishing streams will be running low and clear, with spooky trout as we come to the end of the summer.
Fortunately, we still have several months of great fishing to look forward to.
If you are new to fishing this summer or just want to improve your skills, try going on a guided fly fishing trip with one of our professional guides.
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The Flyfisher Group