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Old 03-20-2009, 08:57 AM
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Default Re: Streamers

You've gotten some great suggestions.

I'd basically want 2 types:
Some big stuff that pushes a lot of water like size 4 rabbit strips (with cross cut rabbit strip collar), marabou muddlers, and/or zonkers etc in black for high off-colored water

and lots of sculpin patterns in earth colors (olive tans and browns) muddlers, or woolhead sculpins etc. in smaller sizes down to 12. Sculpins are found all over in streams, especially out west, and if I had to pick one streamer pattern it would be a muddler. You can fish them dry as a hopper, fish with weight along the bottom, swing in current, rip along banks, and drop back into holes and runs by "steering" them into holding lies from upstream. It's one of those flies like buggers and soft hackles that you can't fish wrong.

mark

PS another western favorite is the Light Spruce, which has a big following like the black nosed dace has in the East.
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