PODCAST: Winter Skills Series, #5: Streamers in the Winter — S6, Ep5

by | Feb 12, 2023 | 4 comments

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A streamer is not only a great change-up in the winter, it can be the best fly in your box – if you fish it well. There are some changes to make for a wintertime streamer approach, versus the warmer seasons. And those nuances in presentation make all the difference.

In this episode my friend, Austin Dando, and I share our best tips for fishing streamers in the winter.

We Cover the Following
  • Why, when, where and how
  • Gear for winter streamers
  • The flies and the lines
  • Benefits of fishing streamers in the winter
  • Presentation specifics
  • The Super-Pause
  • Low and slow?
  • Water types to focus on
  • How far will a trout move?
  • Stripping, jigging, drifting
  • . . . and more
Resources

READ: Troutbitten | Category | Fly Fishing in the Winter
PODCAST: Troutbitten | S1 Ep 14 —  Winter Fly Fishing
READ: Troutbitten | Category | Streamers
READ: Troutbitten | Streamer Presentations — Quick or Smooth?
READ: Troutbitten | Streamer Presentations — Strips, Jigs and Jerks

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4 Comments

  1. Hey Dom and Austin,

    So assuming you are using a mono rig, what size tippet are you using for streamers? And I would assume it is one straight length of tippet from the sighter correct? I am guessing at least 3X?

    Thanks,
    Dave

    Reply
    • Hi Dave. Thanks for your question. But there are just too many variables to really give you much of an answer. We mentioned in the podcast that we fish streamers on multiple different rigs, with a Mono Rig a lot as my preference for all the presentation options. In that case, tippet size depends on streamer size, fish size and presentation needs. Range is from 1x to 4x.

      Hope that helps.
      Dom

      Reply
      • Thanks Dom, appreciate it.

        Reply
  2. Hay Dom ,do you ever fish in Colorado area. If so where.

    Reply

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