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    Arrow Best producing body colour (Hopper)

    Out of interest what has been your most successful Hopper body colour or do you like to tie them in every colour of the rainbow just in case?

    Thanks!
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Brown body
    Green body
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    I'm interested to hear the answers here. I very seldom fish hoppers but am busy tying up Uncle Ed's hoppers for the Bushmans in few weeks. Have done them in yellow and tan so far.
    Andrew Schlosser

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    Brown, yellow and red
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Brown, yellow and red
    I have been experimenting allot with various colours. The one thing I noticed as that certain colour hoppers hatch together at certain times in certain places.

    Around one bank in Sterkies I found allot of green hoppers, on another bank yellow. I just match the hatch!

    Personally I like orange and yellow for attractors, and greens and browns for my skittish fish.
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    Brown and black

    I you look at naturals they are brown, green or yellow or combination of these colours. You sometimes get ones with red, orange legs.

    Personally only had success with brown and black, but the black is a cricket imitation.

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    Tan, by such a big margin that I dont bother tying any other colour anymore.
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    I have fished Ed's hopper quiet a few times with success its amazing how the trout klapp this thing.

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    I go yellow, hot orange, and tan as a neutral colour.
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    Tan, yellow and black has brought their fare share of fish to the net. Also believe that green/lime could produce.

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