As I introduced in the previous post, Jack Gartside's Pheasant Hopper has become my ultimate hopper pattern.
Dan Bailey's supplies. Indeed this one works for any types of dry-flies. To me, it's perfect for deer-hair patterns (wings, heads, etc.) as I don't have to rub it among hairs, rather just dip it!! By the way, shown is the olive & small Pheasant Hopper - a perfect leaf-hopper imitation!!
DePuy's Spring Creek!! This will tell you that Pheasant Hopper will work at many different types of water!
Back to Lamar River in YNP, it was somewhat smokey but not as bad as before or Bozeman area (including the part of Gallatin where I fished). It was not much going on (or I was lazy?) till mid-day. Before I took a break for lunch, I dropped a Green Drake nymph under a dun pattern, I got a nice one! - actually this dinosaur-looking one seems somewhat familiar..........
Micro Crunchy Cicada was born!!
This day on the Lamar, Yellowstone Cutt went nuts!! They were definitely looking up at my new cicada pattern!! It started with this one, plus a couple of near-misses before.
There will be a tying instruction video at my YouTube channel sometime during this coming winter.
Though my cicada was all I needed, it's always important to check trout's stomachs!