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    Default A Few Small Hoppers

    It's fun watching trout crash the big ones but it's always good to have some little stuff, too; nothing here bigger than a #12:

    Rogues






    Charlie Boy




    Bob Hopper




    Carnage (got some more 1mm foam on order to expand the color palette)





    Regards,
    Scott

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    Scott, nice set of hoppers. Thanks for posting the pics.

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    very nice work.

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    More hoppers - Sweet! Keep them coming, I need these patterns to know what to tie for my vacation at the end of the month. I'm not that familiar with warmwater/ panfish & smallmouth bass flies, but these look like they would fit the bill. Great tying!
    -ZugbugPete

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    I love fishing Hoppers! Did you make any in Black?
    They all look good, good job!
    EPuffer
    US Army 90-92
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    Fort Leonard Wood,MO

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    Quote Originally Posted by EPuffer View Post
    Did you make any in Black?
    EPuffer
    No, but any of them in black would probably be good for crickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottP View Post
    No, but any of them in black would probably be good for crickets. Regards, Scott
    I have a good friend who loves fishing for bream with live crickets, which he buys. Being a ole country boy who is somewhat crafty several years ago, he caught a bunch of wild crickets around his property. Before going fishing he bought some crickets (which are grayish brown) and took the black crickets with him. He ran out of bought crickets and turned to the wild ones. The fish wouldn't touch them.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Jesse View Post
    I have a good friend who loves fishing for bream with live crickets, which he buys. Being a ole country boy who is somewhat crafty several years ago, he caught a bunch of wild crickets around his property. Before going fishing he bought some crickets (which are grayish brown) and took the black crickets with him. He ran out of bought crickets and turned to the wild ones. The fish wouldn't touch them.
    I'm confused (dumber than a rock ??) why the fish would not hit the wild ones ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimp View Post
    I'm confused (dumber than a rock ??) why the fish would not hit the wild ones ??
    I don't have a clue. Maybe they taste gamey. I was hoping someone could give me a reason.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Jesse View Post
    ... Before going fishing he bought some crickets (which are grayish brown) and took the black crickets with him. He ran out of bought crickets and turned to the wild ones. The fish wouldn't touch them.
    I've always been amazed with the success that folks have had in the northeast with the Letort Cricket pattern, as it is black cricket, and every southern boy learns at a very yearly age that black crickets don't work as bait down here.

    Bowfin47

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