MICHIGAN HOPPER - FOTW - Oct 8, 2012
I love hopper fishing. Just recently I had an opportunity to fish the one of Michigan's most beautiful rivers of the Upper Peninsula --- the Escanaba. I arrived during the peak of hopper season and a local stirred me toward a secret spot just south of the city of Gwinn. I really nailed them! I stopped counting after twenty fish in just over three hours. I came prepared with about six different hopper patterns (three of each). This was a pattern I had never tried before. This pattern was easy --- three hoppers --- three cast --- three fish, all of which were in the 14" range. This pattern will now find a permanent place in my fly box.
My Take On The "Michigan Hopper"...
This "Michigan Hopper" is different from the "Michigan Hopper in Readers Cast "HoppingThrough Those Dog Days of Summer" - August 27th 2012...
They are very similar to each other, yet are dress in completely different from each other, yet both "Michigan Hopper Patterns" will be very successful on any stream or stillwater.