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Streamer Presentations — The Deadly Slow-Slide

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October 10, 2018
The best thing about fishing streamers is how different it is from everything else we do on a fly rod. Precision dead drifts? Delicate casting and thin tippets? Forget that. Slinging the big bugs is the antithesis against what the rest of fly fishing is all about. Or at least, it can be.

Everything works sometimes. We can present a streamer at almost any angle or speed and have a fair expectation to fool a trout. This makes sense because streamers imitate baitfish, creatures with an ability to move — to dart, dive and swim through the water. And they often do so unpredictably, just like our streamers.

But there’s a particular presentation that I’ve come to rely on more than any other, lately. It mimics a more available food form for trout, but it’s not a dead drift. The line and rod hand adjustments are subtle, but the presentation is active. It’s a bank or structure approach; it gets the trout’s attention. And it’s deadly.

I call it the slow-slide . . .

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The Big Rig — The Two Plus One — Two Nymphs and a Streamer

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November 21, 2017

Multi-fly rigs are nothing new. We pair one nymph with another all the time. Many of us fish two streamers, and most of us…

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Bill Dance and Jimmy Houston go fly fishing | The Mono Rig for streamers … because fly line sucks

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March 1, 2017

“Whoa! You’re just slingin’ it, aren’t ya?” Toby said. “How far out there can you get it?” He looked befuddled as I took a…

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Streamers as an Easy Meal — The Old School Streamer Thing

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January 18, 2017

So far this winter my nymphing game has been a little off — the numbers aren’t there. Maybe it’s me and maybe it’s the…

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Modern Streamers: Too much motion? And are we moving them too fast?

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December 15, 2016

Is a big, articulated streamer with marabou, flashabou, rubber legs, polar chenille, rabbit strip, hen hackle and a lazer dub collar actually moving too much?…

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