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.
In the first article on Streamer Season, I wrote about some of the things I’ve learned since delving into the streamer game a few years ago. Now we’re going to talk about the flies.
Inside my Fishpond Sushi Roll. Arby’s ain’t got nothing on this.
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.
Last week Headhunters Fly Shop (Craig, MT) had a Spring Streamer Fly Tying Contest on their Facebook page. People submitted pictures of original streamer patterns, which were then looked over by the guides and shop staff at Headhunters. The winner and runners-up were determined by that crew deciding how well those streamers would fish on the Missouri River. Continue reading
It’s been awhile since the last one, but every now and then we’ll be posting some articles that have some content worth checking out. These are going to range from tips and tricks to patterns and tactics, highlighting anywhere between 3-6 articles and videos per post. This one features two videos and an article.