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Old 08-19-18, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Micro streaming and a slam

So, my last post mentioned I don't have confidence using streamers on a blueline. Well, like anything else, you gotta practice to get good at it. I went in to today with the game plan of fishing micro streamers (ok, really just poorly tied soft hackles). First hole, success.


I still have no confidence and it's not my favorite method by any stretch, but I caught a handful that way before the brush got tight and I switched back to dries.




Certainly caught some bigger brookies, but look at the colors on this guy. This was also my first time up this particular tributary.
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Old 08-19-18, 09:44 PM   #2
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Looks like a fine day to me!! Never be afraid to fish streamers in a small stream. Try mohair leeches for a start. A few years back I was fishing a small wild rainbow stream, and had a friend with me for company. I was fishing a plunge pool at the base of a big waterfall diring a thunderstorm, and I yanked out a 14" rainbow on a black mega-sized mohair leech that I tied with rubber legs and a hackle collar. I named it "The Terminator" because it looks so mean. It was a little ugly since it was the first version I had tied, but it struck gold for me in that small creek. During high, stained water, streamers can be the money. And the big fish have a way of finding them.

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Old 08-19-18, 10:59 PM   #3
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Hey got skunked,
Nice job working on learning a new technique. Itís definitely something Iíve been wanting to work on myself.

We need pics of the flies you were using!
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Old 08-20-18, 12:02 PM   #4
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Hey got skunked,
Nice job working on learning a new technique. Itís definitely something Iíve been wanting to work on myself.

We need pics of the flies you were using!
You can see the soft hackle in the first picture. I switched to a muddler minnow trying to elicit more aggressive strikes, but the takes were pretty soft. Otherwise, it was EHC and, above the barrier falls, #18 PA.
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Looks like a fine day to me!! Never be afraid to fish streamers in a small stream. Try mohair leeches for a start. A few years back I was fishing a small wild rainbow stream, and had a friend with me for company. I was fishing a plunge pool at the base of a big waterfall diring a thunderstorm, and I yanked out a 14" rainbow on a black mega-sized mohair leech that I tied with rubber legs and a hackle collar. I named it "The Terminator" because it looks so mean. It was a little ugly since it was the first version I had tied, but it struck gold for me in that small creek. During high, stained water, streamers can be the money. And the big fish have a way of finding them.
I had assumed the stream would still be a bit stained, but it was crystal clear when I got there. I'll try my leech pattern next time the conditions present themselves. I have a hard time detecting strikes, especially when fishing upstream. Seems to work better when I'm able to pull it across the current from slack water, but it's hard to make a stealthy approach that way in clear water.
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