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Bristol Hopper Orange - Dry Fly
Bristol Hopper Orange
The Bristol Hopper Orange is based on patterns that first saw light of day on the long established reservoirs of Blagdon and Chew Reservoir in West England. The Bristol Hopper Orange is fished just on or below the surface and represens a broad range of creattures such as the crane fly. The Bristol Hopper Orange is a broad spectrum imitator, it is seen by trout as a natural insect with its tied legs. Bristol Hoppers are available in a range of colours.
Use The Bristol Hopper Orange To Catch:
The Bristol Hopper Orange can be used to catch Rainbow Trout
The Bristol Hopper Orange can be used to catch Arctic Char
The Bristol Hopper Orange can be used to catch Brown Trout
As the name indicates dry flies which include Bristol Hopper Orange are designed to float on the surface of the water. Trout dry flies types which include Bristol Hopper Orange imitate a wide variery of flies and insects which inhabit the surface of the water. There is nothing like using dry flies and watching trout and grayling rise to the surface. To purists dry fly fishing is the true art-form of fly fishing, indeed some rivers only permit dry fly fishing. There are some dry flies (e.g. the Popper, Muddlers) which are designed to attract fish by the action of creating a surface disturbance. The flies are made from very bouyant materials (e.g, cork, ethafoam or deer hair, the latter having a generous application of floatant). A Muddler retrieved upwind of a rise can often result in a bulge in the water as the fish follows the fly.
Dry Fly Fishing Techniques With The Bristol Hopper Orange
A dry fly like Bristol Hopper Orange has flotant (Gink is the most popular) warmed in your hand and gently rubbed into the hackles to help Bristol Hopper Orange float and they are usually cast singly on a trout tapered leader. A floating line is used, but with the tapered leader de-greased so that it does not glint and flash light spooking the trout
The Bristol Hopper Orange is a terrestrial fly imitation. Natural insects like ants & bees can be food for trout. Imitation flies like Bristol Hopper Orange are available imitating the natural insects (Hymenoptera) which are very diverse in appearance. Most hymenopterans have two pairs of membranous wings. It is only usually the ant, grasshopper and bee that are regularly used as sucessful terrestrial imitations like Bristol Hopper Orange for trout fishing.
Bristol Hopper Orange - Fly Tying Dressing
For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Bristol Hopper Orange. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Bristol Hopper Orange at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Bristol Hopper Orange yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Bristol Hopper Orange as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.
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