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Old 07-14-2008, 11:28 PM
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Now that hopper season is starting up I was wondering what are some of your techniques for fishing them? I know some use them as a indicator for a dropper.

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Here's a little bow I caught Sat. at Elevenmile canyon on a Dave's hopper #10. Just cast it upstream, let it drift and when it nears the end of the swing twitch the rod tip gently. Wham!!!
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Also, on lakes, ponds, etc. let the wind/current take them near the shore line near structure or under trees- Bang!
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Hi Jack,

I really like hopper season. I will usually use a Stimulator as an indicator fly with a nymph as a dropper. Most of the time the fish takes the Stimulator. I fish from my pontoon boat and float the Stimulator right against a bank with grass over hanging. A very effective way to catch trout.

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Grasshoppers are heavy insects, try slamming the fly into the water along the banks and overhanging brush when you present the fly. No need to be delicate. I've found a little slap when it lands really turns fish on. Although it takes a while for trout to key in on hoppers in the summer, they'll often stay keyed in on them long into the fall. I've had great hopper action in early october when its rain/snowing and windy.
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