Easy as Cherry Pie

kline cherry 3Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

Of the thousands of fly patterns available to today’s trout angler, many are productive throughout the season. The Adams, woolly bugger, pheasant tail nymph, copper john, sparkle dun and stimulator, for example, are generally just as effective in March as they are in October and throughout the season. If you can find feeding fish, these flies work. However some flies, just like cherry pie, are seasonal. Out here in Southwest Montana, my favorite seasonal fly is the foam hopper. Regardless of whether you are fishing a high mountain stream in a green meadow, the rough and tumble tributaries as they flow into the big valley streams or those big, wide valley rivers our region is famous for, in season, the foam hopper will produce.

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