If you've ever done a trip with us, you know we have a serious streamer addiction. We use streamers to judge conditions by observing the reaction of the fish. It's either ignore it, follow it or slam it down like a college freshman at a keg party.
This week we've been having some fun watching browns follow the streamer(s). Watching the shadow appear and give chase is as exiting as seeing a trout rise to a dry in our opinion. The highlight was a brown in excess of 18'' follow within six feet of the rod tip.
If you're going to play the streamer game now keep a few things in mind. Work slower water well. Save the sexy water for when things warm up. Slow down your strip and pause. Three long slow strips plus a short pause was the magic for the last few days. Use two streamers in contrasting sizes and colors. Natural tones mixed with something funky keeps it fresh.
With flows low and clear our rig consists of fluorocarbon tippet and an intermediate clear sink tip. This is a rig we usually have for July. Keep casts quiet and on target. If you think streamer fishing is chuck and duck you've been taken astray. Casting accuracy is paramount in the streamer game. Observe a experienced streamer junkie sometime and see for yourself.
Get warmed up now for the future slamfest.