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The Hows, Whens, and Whys of Small Stream Hopper Fishing

The big rivers offer some fantastic hoppertunities, but fishing smaller streams and tributaries often provides faster fishing–sometimes with some surprisingly large trout.

Aside from some of the big stonefly hatches, hopper season is often the most anticipated time on the Rocky Mountain angler's calendar. And while the big rivers offer some fantastic opportunities, fishing smaller streams and tributaries often provides faster fishing–sometimes with some surprisingly large trout.

Check out our tantalizing tutorial on some of the most exciting fishing of the year, and read Bergan's full article in the August-September 2024 issue of Fly Fisherman, on newsstands and in mailboxes now!

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