Friday Five: 5/4/2018

Bugs are popping, and I hope you have some time to get out on the water this weekend. Until then, you can fish vicariously through these articles and patterns that we have for you. Just pour yourself a coffee!

By the way, it’s International Star Wars day: May the Fourth be with you.

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Streamer Season: Getting into the Game

About 5 years ago, I was out at a spot on Spring Creek throwing a size 4 Weamer Streamer without really knowing much about fishing streamers (other than dead-drifting, swinging them down-and-across, and stripping a bit). The water was up and off-color, the weather was rainy, and on the first cast in a new spot I missed one of the biggest browns I’ve seen on Spring. The fly hit the water and a split second later this large fish porpoised (I could see the entire back of the fish) going after the fly.

Naturally, I did what any fisherman with buck fever would do: promptly pulled the fly right out of the mouth of this brown then stared at the water where it came from, slack-jawed.

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