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Old 09-14-16, 09:04 PM   #1
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Default Hopper/terrestrial patterns?

Planning to hit the upper Conasauga soon; this will be my first time ever fishing for trout with flies during fall. What are your favorite hopper (and other terrestrial) patterns for September and October? Any colors or color combos that have proven to be particularly productive?
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Old 09-14-16, 09:40 PM   #2
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I like Stimulators as a hopper imitation. I don't think there is a bad color but yellow and orange seem to be my go-to colors. I also like foam patterns like Chernobyl Hoppers and Chernobyl Ants a lot, easy to tie and virtually unsinkable. Just my dos pesos. Hopefully you'll get a lot of responses but the best advice I can give is keep it simple.
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Conasauga? I'd go with simple stimi's, cinnamon ants, and smokey mountain candy. Orange is the new Chartreuse.


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...I have always had good luck with ants, mostly red or black...there are many variations...

https://www.google.com/search?q=char...9Ulc0QDeWvM%3A

...check out the bead butt red ant here...

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That ant is beautiful. Just beautiful.
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I like smaller chubby chenobyls and parachute madam X.
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I second all of the above. Chernobyls have worked for me on small NGA water like Conasauga, as have yellow/orange stimulators.
I love the upper Conasauga, it's a magical place.
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Old 09-16-16, 07:20 AM   #9
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Thanks to all for your responses. This is great! Fly shop, here I come.....
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For small stream stuff like the Conasauga, the yellow stimi really is my go to. In streams like that, it's what I fish 90% of the time in the warmer months. As others have said, ants and beetles are killer, too. As far as hoppers go, my favorite is the Morrish Hopper. For small wild streams, I wouldn't get too caught up in patterns though. Just make sure it looks like food, you can see it, and they can fit it in their mouth. They're not picky.
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