As the nights are cooling off and the days are getting shorter, so too does the hopper fishing. However, there are still a few strongholds here and there where a hopper will absolutely do the trick. But, with the chilly evenings comes a itch that needs to be scratched. Perhaps you ran out of CDC emergers a month ago. You might be running low on egg laying caddis, flashback PTs, and your once overflowing san juan worm section in your bag has dwindled to a meager (pronounced mee-grr, not marr) dozen or so. Yes my friends, fly tying season approaches. So, while there are still plenty of fish to be caught (like the one pictured here, photo and fish by Max Wasserberger), as the evenings draw ever closer to closing time, perhaps it is time to organize that station, get it set up, and get ready to scratch the itch.