Today's fly fishers looking for grasshopper patterns are spoiled for choice-from traditional flies tied with feathers, fur and silk, to deer hair floaters, to flies tied with foam bodies and rubber legs. It was not always so.
In the early years of fly fishing for trout in Australia's high country, anglers thought the grasshopper impossible to imitate.
As one wrote at the time, the very few patterns that came to light were 'invariably useless.' Even the best fly fishers resorted to the indignity of casting the natural grasshopper to the voracious trout during the months of summer.
The coming of the Bredbo, tied with yellow floss silk, golden pheasant tippet and partridge hackle, tipped the scales in favour of the fly fisher
- Number Of Pages: 146
- Published: 1st March 2021
- Publisher: AFN Fishing and Outdoor
|Length : 23 cm||Width : 17.5 cm|
|Height : 2.8 cm|
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