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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    SURPRISE OF THE CENTURY

    WELL, NOT REALLY
    Gibbon Hoppers Hopping
    ohmygawd it's august
    AND THEN THIS HOPPER LEITZ ON MY CAMERA
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    .. We'll take it. Hoppers excite fish and fishers in different ways, Fisher folk soil their waders in anticipation of slashing and splashing takes by torpedo-sized trout.
    .. Fish on the other hand take 'em where they find them. Sometimes violently. Sometimes not so violently. It takes a very large population of wayward hoppers to convince the fish that they should look for them continuously.
    .. So far, based on nymph counts and casual observation, this year is shaping up to be an average hopper year.
    .. Hopper density will vary with river segment depending on the stream-side vegetation and soil type. It is, however, a pleasant surprise to see the little Arthropods in the big meadows of the Gibbon River.
    .. For now, don't neglect the aquatic hatches by tying on a hopper first thing. Or, Dap the banks with a long rod and short line. Then go fishing. In a week or two we'll know just what the population is like and where they are concentrated.
     .. We'll let you know.
    .. In the meantime:
    3/4 oz green creme de menthe
    3/4 oz white creme de cacao
    3/4 oz light cream
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