Foam Grasshopper

  • Fly Tying Demo Went Well at Bethany Lakes! #flytying #microflyrod

    By / August 25, 2017 / Bethany Lakes

    Hosted the fly tying demo at Bethany Lakes yesterday. Was concerned about the rain but luckily it stayed dry. Just in case, we setup at one of the covered picnic areas overlooking one of the ponds. Had two enthusiasts join the demo, and in short order, we had tied a size 10 and size 14… [read more]

  • One Fly Quick Trip… Foam Grasshopper #flyfishing

    By / August 21, 2017 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

    Took only one fishing fly – a Foam Grasshopper, Sunday morning and headed to Bethany Lakes. May need to downsize to a size 12 or 14 pattern as the little Bluegill and Bass were having a fun time nipping the fly but not getting hooked. Did manage three Bass; no Bruisers but still lots of… [read more]

  • Foam Grasshopper Still Works! #flyfishing

    By / June 23, 2017 / Fishing

    Quick trip to Kroger Park this evening. Tied a Green Foam Grasshopper, grabbed the 5wt Fly Rod, and headed to the pond for a go at the fish. Number of hits from Bluegill, some Bass as well. Did lose a number to short strikes and thrown hooks. No worries… caught a number of them. Lost… [read more]

  • Another Switch Rod and Pond Video…! #switchrod #flyfishing

    By / June 4, 2017 / Bethany Lakes, Bluegill

    Been using the excuse that I need to practice casting a Switch Rod to get in more fishing time! Here is a video clip of today’s “practice session”! Really like the 6wt Switch Rod for fishing rivers like the Blue, Lower Illinois, and Lower Mountain Fork in Oklahoma. Also, have used it on the Guadalupe… [read more]

  • Switch Rod and the Foam Grasshopper Again! #switchrod #flyfishing

    Tied three more Green Foam Grasshopper to replace the one we lost yesterday. Then, made the run to Bethany for more fun fishing with the Switch Rod. Ended up with a Bluegill, Sunfish, and three Bass… and only one Grasshopper left. No worries… lots of fun still and luckily the pattern is simple and quick… [read more]

  • Quick Trip to Bethany…!

    By / May 24, 2017 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

    Able to sneak away this evening for a quick trip to Bethany Lakes. Really nice evening with minimal wind. Made for ease of casting the fly rod. Bite was slow but still lots of fun. Caught a Bass and a Shellcracker on a Foam Grasshopper, and another Bass that went for a Near Deere. Bass… [read more]

  • Tied Another Foam Grasshopper…

    By / May 13, 2017 / Fishing

    Tied another Foam Grasshopper to replace the one lost the other day. Having tied it, had to “test” it out! Fun time on a nice Thursday evening!   #foamgrasshopper keeps working! #flyfishing for #bass #bluegill #sunfish …fun times! A post shared by COAF Field Team ( on May 12, 2017 at 3:12pm PDT Facebook Twitter… [read more]

  • Size 14 Foam Grasshopper… Worked Well! #flyfishing

    Fished Kroger Park and Bethany Lakes (Lower Pond) yesterday. Great way to enjoy Cinco De Mayo… fishing and then chillin’ later while grillin’! This round, decided to downsize the Foam Grasshopper from a Size 12 to a Size 14 since the many missed hook sets the other day. Figured the smaller hook size would increase… [read more]

  • Green Foam Grasshopper This Round! #flyfishing

    Able to get a round of fishing in this evening. Caught Bass, Bluegill, and Sunfish while fly fishing at Bethany Lakes. Went with a Foam Grasshopper to get them today! Hoping the colder temps are done, and we can get back to kayak fishing!   Able to wet a line and go #fishing this evening…. [read more]

  • Green Foam Grasshopper Gets Three This Round! #foamgrasshopper

    By / March 18, 2017 / Fishing

    Fished Bethany Lakes this morning to give it another go with the Green Foam Grasshopper. Managed to get three to take the fishing fly! Had one missed strike, and then started hooking up once we found the right retrieve – short jerk and then wait. Bass were striking as the grasshopper sat still.   Log… [read more]

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