Photos of the Day: Hopper Time for Big Browns

Written by: Evan Williams


Now that’s the way you end a day of fishing, on your last hopper imitation.
Photo by Evan Williams

Hopper season is upon us here in Idaho/Oregon, and it seems that the fish have a personal vendetta against these terrestrials. They were hitting these bugs with such force and aggression that I had to change my fly multiple times because they were rendered unrecognizable. Through the course of they day, I had several nice fish shake the hopper out of their mouths, so it seemed like it was going to be one of those days. But eventually, I spotted a big guy poking his head out downstream, rhythmically sipping. I let my last hopper float float in his direction, and he let his feelings get the best of him.


All day long, the brown trout were crushing hoppers.
Photo by Evan Williams

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