That is the best description that I can think of when it comes to fishing streamers. It has been a little while since I last put a post up but it has been nothing but streamer fishing for me. It’s pretty tough to beat a take from a feisty trout that nearly rips your fly rod from your grasp. I have mostly been catching cutts, with a few browns, hybrids, and bows thrown in the mix. The fly of choice…a black and red articulated streamer. Something about the color mixture drives those fish nuts! I usually trail another fly and it greatly increases the amount of hookups I have.
In my last post I talked a lot about the techniques I like to use when streamer fishing. This post is a bit more of a trip report and a few photos. I’ve fished a few different streams and rivers in the past few weeks and every one of them has been productive using streamers.
This Little Brownie Fell Victim to a Sculpin Pattern
Sometimes Crystal Olive Colors Do the Trick!
I haven’t taken a lot of pictures lately so that’s why I’ve only got a few. A few days ago I had the chance to float one of the rivers I like to fish, in a canoe. This was a first for me. I’ve rowed a decent amount down the river but it is much different than running a canoe. It wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to fly fish from a canoe (with three guys) but we made it happen and were able to bring a few fish to the boat. On the float I experienced of the coolest things that I have ever had happen to me while fly fishing. I was hitting the banks hard but not having much luck yet. I threw another cast, just like the last 100 but this one ended a little differently. I threw a cast right on the bank and stripped back with no results. Right as I lifted my fly out of the water to make another cast, a beast of a trout sky rocketed at it. The fish was well over 20″ and thick! Unfortunately for me he missed the fly. It was one of those times I said to myself, “should have had the GoPro running”. I threw a couple more casts back in the direction of the fish but he was not interested anymore. I’m headed back out tomorrow to float again and I know right where to find him.
Also throwing out another reminder to go and vote for my picture on the Tailwaters Carp Photo Contest. Here is a picture of the photo I entered. The competition goes through the end of the month! Thanks guys!
The Photo I Have Entered