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Thread: Best producing body colour (Hopper)

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    Grey or black bodies. Just vary the leg colour depending on whether I want natural or attractor.
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    Do you get a hopper in a nymph pattern, if so let me know.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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    When ever I go and fish, and the fishing is tough or getting refusals etc.

    I think about a short conversation I once had with my Czech friend, while he was catching the fish and I did not and I asked him what fly, color he was using.

    His reply was, "it is not the fly that catches the fish but your head and your hands".

    That was an epiphany for me. Yes, you will get times when the fish HOME or ZOOM into one specific fly, but for the most it is "your hands and head that catches the fish" not the color or the fly, the size etc.

    If it acts like food, looks like food, and it is presented right, the fish will eat it.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Do you get a hopper in a nymph pattern, if so let me know.
    YEP!! Just pull the hoppers wings off.
    DAVE
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    I only really use the Ma Se Hoppers.

    Most succesful for me have had orange bodies with grizzly hackle but i also like a full black body.
    "So here’s my point. Don’t go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish that’s dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Do you get a hopper in a nymph pattern, if so let me know.
    Called a sunken hopper - try it - caught Chris a couple of fish this weekend.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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