How did August sneak up so fast? Seems like everything around here has been fishing well and in many cases, just keep getting better. Fish are looking up which is nice. Been hearing more and more about hopper bite and terrestrial patterns being the goods. What's your favorite grasshopper dry? Time to put it to the test! We have been seeing a decent cooling trend as of late which is quite welcome. Mornings are edging toward wishing you had a light coat or hoody for the first little bit. Hoping this awesome weather stays for awhile. Actually hearing that anglers are having to wait a bit before the action starts. Could this possibly be the start to our Fall transition? Probably not, but it has been nice.

If you are looking to head to the Stone, here's what you can consider for your boxes: Dornan's Water Walkers in golden size 10-12, Dornan's Cherbobyl Bug in Golden as well as Tan size 10, Amy's Ant size 10-12, PMX peacock size 10, Circus Peanuts size 10-12, Perry's Bugmeister golden size 10-12, Turck's Tarantula size 10-12 Hare's ear as well as red, Morrish Hoppers in Tan, Golden, and Pink sz 10-14, Parachute Kicking Hoppers sz 12, Thunder Thighs Hopper tan and peach 10-14, Streambank Hopper peach sz 12, More-or-less hopper in Pink or Purple size 10-12, Bloom's Para Hopper Tan size 12, Bloom's Para caddis 12-16, Parachute Adams 12-16, Purple Haze parachute size 12-16, Brindle Chute sz 12-16, Hi-viz Parachute Mahagony sz 14. Nymphs to be considered (and possibly used as a dropper behind the dry): Pat's RL Stone size 8-12 in brown, coffee, tan, olive, FB Pheasant Tail size 12-18, Tung soft hackle PT size 14-18, Copper John copper, black size 12-16, BH Prince 12-16, Tactical Orange Tag 12-14, BH rubberleg Hare's Ear 12-16, Lil Spankers in PT and light olive 12-16.