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35 Bristol Hoppers/English Hopper /Bibio/ Boxed Collection of Goto hopper patterns that take fish world wide

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35 Bristol Hoppers/English Hopper /CDC Bibio/ Boxed Collection of Goto hopper paterns that take fish world wide
The Bristol Hopper is a great general stillwater dry fly , you can fish it static, twitch it , pull it and you can even sink it and fish it like a wet fly. This pattern is truly versatile and highly effective.
Trout do not care if their food rises up from the stream or lake bottom to hatch, or if it falls in from above, they pay close attention to the surface and this makes terrestrials an important food source. Trout anglers should always remember flies that imitate terrestrial insects as terrestrials can make up more than 80% of a fish's diet at certain times of the year--especially in late summer and early autum. Grasshoppers survive well after the first frosts, although they are less vigorous, and hence more vulnerable. Terrestrials will continue to catch fish in most places well into the season (Terrestrial insects are any fish food that has no aquatic stage like grasshoppers, ants, crickets, beetles, caterpillars, spiders and snails).
At certain time of year grasshoppers become abundant a wind will blow these wonderful fish snacks onto the  waters. A delicate presentation is not critical, because even big selective trout are looking for the tell-tale splat of this helpless terrestrial as it flops into their eating zone. These are big flies and you can use short leaders that are easy to cast. Even if a hopper has been chewed on a few times, the fish don't seem to mind. Grasshoppers can swim by kicking their hind legs in unison, using the same method as they employ when jumping. This can be mimicked by fishing the fly on the surface and retrieving it with short sharp pulls. Continue for about three feet and then let your fly drift for 20 seconds before recommencing a retrieve as this imitates the grasshopper having a rest.
 
 
Patterns in the Boxed Collection
BRISTOL HOPPER HALF HOG BLACK GREEN
BRISTOL HOPPER HALF HOG BLACK SILVER
BRISTOL HOPPER HALF HOG OLIVE
BRISTOL HOPPER GINGER
BRISTOL HOPPER HAERE
BRISTOL HOPPER HALF HOG KATIE ROSS
BRISTOL HOPPER HALF HOG RED HOT
BRISTOL HOPPER OLIVE
BRISTOL HOPPER RED
BRISTOL HOPPER HARRAY OLIVE
BRISTOL CDC ORANGE
BRISTOL HOPPER HARRAY HARES EAR
BRISTOL HOPPER HARES EAR
BRISTOL HOPPER ORANGE
BRISTOL HOPPER RED ARSED CLARET
BRISTOL HOPPER CDC BIBIO
BRISTOL HOPPER HALF HOG HARES PEECH
BRISTOL HOPPER ORANGE GOLD NUGGET
BRISTOL HOPPER BLACK GOLD NUGGET
BRISTOL HOPPER CDC FIERY BROWN
BRISTOL HOPPER CDC OLIVE
BRISTOL HOPPER CDC  YELLOW OWL
BRISTOL HOPPER CDC CLARET
BRISTOLHOPPER HARRAY FIERY BROWN
BRISTOL HOPPER HELPLESS CLARET
BRISTOL HOPPER HELPLESS BLACK
BRISTOL HOPPER HALF HOG BLACK RED
BRISTOL HOPPER BIBIO ORANGE
BRISTOL HOPPER CDC BIBIO
BRISTOL HOPPER HELPLESS AMBER
BRISTOL HOPPER CDC YELLOW OWL
BRISTOL HOPPER CDC CLARET
BRISTOL HOPPER
BRISTOL CDC RUBBER LEGS
BRISTOL POPPER ORANGE
sizes #10,12
 

Product Code: 35 AS1XV43

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