The Miracle Hopper, both orange and black are my favourite flies for rainbow and cutthroat trout fishing! I use them all summer and into the fall. I have used them on lakes, the famous Bow River, in Alberta…the Flathead River, in Montana and the Elk River, in British Columbia. Im usually the only woman on our favourite lake and I get asked frequently what it is that I’m using to catch all the fish. It’s the Miracle Hopper! The picture I’m sending along with this review is a fellow that came over to me on the lake and asked what I had on…he told me he hadn’t even had a bite in over 2 hours and saw I was catching. I showed him the black miracle hopper…..when he looked at it he made a face and said….””this is what you are catching with? This fellow was a purist fisherman…I had to talk him into putting this fly on his line. I showed him how to twitch it to get the fish’s attention and how close to the weeds to cast. I waited and watched a few yards away! His second cast he nailed this trout! He is now a believer!