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Drowned Hopper | by Rick Takahashi

July 28, 2010
Author: Trouts Staff


With the experts predicting an “epic” grasshopper hatch during the 2010 summer, it seemed appropriate to feature this chewy morsel for this week’s Chewy Fly.  The Drowned Hopper is the brain child of well known tier Rick Takahashi.  While most anglers only think of fishing hoppers on the surface, the reality is that many trout key in on any type of terrestrial pattern that is below the surface.  Think about it, a drowned hopper is easier for a fish to target, and it’s high in protein and other nutrients that the fish needs to survive.  Seems like a win win to me.

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