Hopper time: Break it down

By Chris Freud

Each year during late summer on the rivers around Vail, many anglers and the trout they are targeting begin to focus on the annual grasshopper hatch. This year, the hopper fishing has already been good and it will continue to produce good dry fly-fishing for anglers on the Eagle, Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers as well as many smaller waters. It’s hard to beat seeing a big brown trout inhale a huge, floating foam pattern on the surface.During late summer, grasshoppers and their insect cousins, beetles and ants fill an important role as a food source for trout. The big …

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