I call this fly the Samwich Hopper. Fall is here and with the heat, I think the grasshoppers came out a bit early this year. As we all know, Fall is a great time for topwater action for smallmouth bass. Of course, bluegills and other species will snack on those tobacco spittin' bugs.
I tied up a new fly. I simply named it the Samwich Hopper. I know that it's gonna get tagged by some fish. Why? I know my fish and was just catching smallmouth last week on a similar fly about the same size too. Even a few warmouth hooked themselves upon those size 4 Chernobyl Ants.
I love tying hoppers, poppers and foam bugs because I love topwater action. These Samwich Hoppers are for sale at my store. http://joshs-flies.myshopify.com/products/black-samwich-hopper
I'll probably list some on ebay soon. Solid body construction and a return policy too!
It's been raining off and on for the last several days. It's the most rain I've seen all year. I hope this will bring the streams up a bit and make the riffles a bit more swift.