The Colorful World of Grasshoppers

Fly tying: What are the best colors for tying and fishing grasshoppers. Check out our breakdown.

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June 2021

These days you don’t have to look hard for a grasshopper fly pattern with pink, purple, or even lime green. Are fly tiers using these colors just to mix things up, or is there evidence from the natural world that these bright colors mimic the natural coloration of grasshoppers?