Fly fishers love terrestrial season of mid- to late summer, when they can put away their tiny mayfly and caddisfly imitations and throw large patterns that mimic grasshoppers and beetles. From the trout’s perspective, a juicy grasshopper represents and easy, fattening meal that’s high in calories but doesn’t require much effort. Dave Jensen of Jensen Fly Fishing films his wife, Amelia, casting a hopper pattern to a gorgeous rainbow trout.
The videos in our Moment of Thrill series are meant to get your heart racing in anticipation of the start of the spring fly-fishing season. It’s been a long winter, at the end of a long year. What we all need now is to feel the tug of a fish peeling line off the reel!