It is that time of year in Montana where the river banks are jumping with various forms of Caelifera; aka hoppers. We look forward to the hoppers making their annual appearence just as much as the fish do. Small hopper patterns of all types are seemingly quite effective right now and will remain so for another few weeks. If you’re heading out to the Kootenai get your box prepped with a variety of the foamy flies. Here is one simple hopper imitation to try on your tying bench.