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Streamers for trout #14847724 05/04/20
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Last week, after nothing was hitting my nymphs, I tied on a Clouser Minnow streamer and sight-cast to a large group of feeding trout, with success.
Anyone else fish streamers this time of year for trout? I mainly fish the Arkansas River below Pueblo Reservoir.


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Re: Streamers for trout [Re: Bighorn] #14848014 05/04/20
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I fish them a lot for trout in the local lakes.. The river is pretty muddy now..


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I fish wooly buggers a lot for trout now. They work very well. They are easy to fish, too. No fancy technique necessary.


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Beadhead woolybuggers,olive green..

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I like a Spruce streamer for trout in PA.


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The hornberg tied as a streamer with an iridescent mylar body wrap, or with something like "sparkle braid", has been a killer on brookies, browns, and rainbows for me. Big fly, big fish.

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I also use a Hornberg streamer, but with a copper tinsel body.


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Re: Streamers for trout [Re: Bighorn] #14867687 05/11/20
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An egg sucking bunny leech is very seductive


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Re: Streamers for trout [Re: rmb721] #14869529 05/12/20
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Originally Posted by rmb721
I also use a Hornberg streamer, but with a copper tinsel body.

Copper anything has been proven over and over as a serious benefit...

A couple years ago I tied a bunch of ridiculously long articulated streamers for a guide/friend... not castable, but incredibly productive...


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Micky Fin either original or Clouser style has caught multiple species for me. Same or better for the Chartruese/White Couser from bonefish to silver salmon.
Lefty Kreigh is at over fifty species for that one, I might be half way there. The muddler and variations are killers too, warm water cold, salt, fresh, it just works. And it works from on top to dredging it. These and the bugger variations are usually in the box regardless of what I am going after.


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Re: Streamers for trout [Re: Bighorn] #14905975 05/23/20
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Slim tied bead head bunny flies have also worked for me both in lakes and streams. Caught my largest trout a 26.5" rainbow with a 15" girth on a black bunny.


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Re: Streamers for trout [Re: Prwlr] #14910429 05/25/20
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Originally Posted by Prwlr
Slim tied bead head bunny flies have also worked for me both in lakes and streams. Caught my largest trout a 26.5" rainbow with a 15" girth on a black bunny.

Black and white Dolly Llama is probably the most used streamer in AK. And for good reason.


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My biggest trout to date was caught with this fly. Don’t remember the name, saw it years ago in FF&G magazine. Simple tie, can be weighted or not. Just tinsel body, white marabou wing, red marabou throat patch. Try it, has worked pretty well for me, maybe it will for you. cool

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Black and white double bunny has accounted for more of my big fish than any other fly.

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Originally Posted by Bighorn
Anyone else fish streamers this time of year for trout?


Any time is a good time to fish streamers in my book laugh

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Originally Posted by garddogg56
Beadhead woolybuggers,olive green..


I have every size of olive bh wooly booger in my vest. I fish olive 90% of the time. In recent years, I've gone to almost exclusively below surface flies - nymphs and streamers. I have more nymphs and streamers than 5 people should have. I still almost always start with a size 6-8 olive bh woolly booger.

In one of our local streams, I chuckle every time I go. The Clinch River is known for its micro insects, size 18-22 is the norm. I see guys flailing the water with the micro flys. I normally show up with a 2-4x tippet, flinging streamers, mainly woolly boogers. I get lots of non-purist looks but I bet I catch 2-3 fish to their 1 - and mine are generally larger. A sinking tip fly line with a WB can be magic on that river. I plan to check it out tomorrow or saturday. I should be alone....... whistle


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