My supervisor, who took about 50 grass hoppers of mine to Montana with him had a great trip and used my hoppers exclusively. Here is what I was greeted with this morning:
"Your grasshoppers were a hit, the guide out there even suggested that his father tie one on. We caught a lot of trout on them." I was a bit nervous about these as it was my first time tying with foam, as my typical orders are for nymphs and streamers. I asked if he was happy with the quality and his response was, "Yes, Very! I fished with the same hopper all day on the Missouri River, and never had an issue. Caught multiple fish on that hopper as well."
I was reluctant to take this order, but glad that I did. I learned a new tying skill and was able to get some great feedback from a different state. It meant alot that the guide, who ties hoppers himself, suggested that someone use one of mine instead of his! Feeling happy today.
He did tell me that the the state shut down the river after 2:00 because the trout were under a lot of stress because of the higher temps. I thought that was an great thing, but could never see our state doing any such thing.
Hoping he got some pictures, but not that important to me. Just happy that a professional guide from Montana, used my hoppers over his. Today was a good day for me.
here is a picture of the hoppers, nothing fancy. I thought the legs were a bit long but he told me that is how he wanted them. They worked and he was happy so that is all that matters to me
If anyone wants the recipe I can put it up. Very easy to tie, once you are used to working with foam,