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Hopper Time


Ham

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Slung a hopper at the banks today. I caught plenty of small Browns, some decent Bows, and a pair of real nice Cutts. They did seem to prefer some hoppers over others so take at least 3 flies of three or four hopper designs. I need to restock. They get mangled in a hurry.

I used a 6 weight to make sure I got the hopper to go where I wanted it to go. A 6 weight is a pretty decent trout persuader.

I got frustrated with the hopper eventually and threw a Zig Jig a little while and got a nice 18 inch Brown to eat the jig. I only fished about 2 hours and left on a high note immediately after catching the 18 inch Brown.

Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future. On Instagram @hamneedstofish

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Sounds like an excellent day. have you tried any Chernobyl ants?

John Berry

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No, but I guess I should. The trout totally refused a smallish yellow foam hopper. If that fly gets refused like that again, I'll move those to the panfish box. The one they ate good was a tan foam body with a synth over wing and a little white bucktail to help see it better. Pink silicone rubber legs. At some point though the light changed and they went totally cold on it.

Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future. On Instagram @hamneedstofish

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I had my clients finish the day fishing hoppers at Rim Shoals this afternoon and we caught several on tan foam hoppers with rubber legs. They were definately smacking it today.

John Berry

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Fly Fishing For Trout

(870)435-2169

http://www.berrybrothersguides.com

berrybrothers@infodash.com

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