Re: How to fish Streamers???
I dead drift big streamers in the surf all the time. In this picture I'm high-sticking a 7" flatwing with a 4" blonde dropper in the longshore current. Here the current, just beyond the white water, is flowing left to right in a trough formed by the receding surf. The gamefish patrol this depression searching for baitfish injured or confused by the surf action. Keeping your fly in the zone where the fish are most likely to be is key. Casting out and stripping the streamer back in would only have your fly in the strike zone for moments. In this case a dead drift is far more productive.
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