It’s so hot everywhere that even grasshoppers jump in the water to get a cool swim. Obviously, if there’s a fish under, thing could get ugly. Which suits us well, fly fishermen. It’s the right time to pay a visit to Davie McPhail’s vice, who shows us how to tie a hopper of great finesse. Chubs in the Loire just can’t wait to sip one, and maybe the trouts too, in the chill alpine lakes.