If the big bugs are working maybe it is time to step down a size or two. The Mini Hippy Stomper by Andrew Grillos is a great option in that situation. This little foam dry fly is one killer attractor style dry fly. I tend to fish it in the darker colors most often when small ants and beetles are around with great success. This pattern is the little brother of the hopper/terrestrial The Hippy Stomper. Andrew created this fly out of wanting a more durable and buoyant Humpy. The tying method is similar but takes advantage of more modern tying materials. If you catch me fishing in the summer time and I don’t have this fly on my rig ask me why not?!