With the end of the Hex Hatch starts the beginning of Hopper Time. No more up-wing parachutes or layout spinners. Yes we will still have BWO’s, Trico’s and the occasional Iyso. But July, August and September trout fishing for me, during the day light hours is match the Terrestrial. Time to run the foam and rubber legs.
Matching the Terrestrial, just like Matching the Hatch, can change day to day. For whatever reason trout can change focus from hoppers, to ants, to damsels, to crickets. I really thinks it more of matching size and color. Again just like matching the mayfly hatch, you need to figure out what fish want on a particular day.
With more free time in July than we have in June, have some goals for fly tying and photography work. Hope to share more patterns and fish technique. Again these are goals for the next couple months, so check back and we will see what I’ve come up with.
But in the mean time also wanted to share that ran a new rod just recently that is a new favorite for Terrestrial fishing the Scott G2 886. With rods I truly believe that you need to cast or feel one before you buy. But if your in your local fly shop pick this rod up, it has true hidden power and can turn over big foam, but in the same sense protect you when you need to drop down a tippet size. A pleasure to cast and to fish with all day. Check it out. For those that enjoy the hopper dropper and need to turn over foam, but fish 5x on the dropper.