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More About Streamer Fishing; Part 2

Posted 01-05-2014 at 11:55 PM by Hardyreels

This relates back to the time spent studying how your fly reacts to your line manipulations. Having this kind of knowledge is really important if you want to catch fish because you know how. We all catch fish by accident sometimes regardless of what we know. What I am telling you is simple and it is true. After you have finished reading this you will know that it made sense. Nothing looks more like food to a brown trout than a well tied feather wing streamer when properly handled. The practice exercise I described may sound simple but try finding anyone who has ever really done it with the intention of learning & understanding how the fly really reacts to the manipulative controls they apply via the rod & line. Learning these things does not take long and the knowledge you will gain will improve your ability to control a fly. Different currents and depths always confront you with new challenges and some spots are all but impossible to fish a fly through but really knowing what you are doing is the key to success in most circumstances.

As a closing note on this, I have another habit that I will share. You know how it becomes common knowledge on a river of "what they are taking" well if the word is that guys are using buggers or zonkers that is my first clue not to do the same. Why would I want to show a 6 year old brown trout something it has seen many times and perhaps been hooked on before? This was the primary reason for my developing the fly I called The Answer. I wanted to show something that looked like food and that I was absolutely sure the guy that was fishing my spot the day before had not been using. Think about that too, fish are not smart but they do become conditioned. Whatever you choose to throw at them I always do these two things, make that fly ‘be’ alive and show them something different!

Different is where the Feather Wing Streamers like the nine Three really shine.
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    milt spawn's Avatar
    Good tips, always something to learn from you Ard. milt
    Posted 01-19-2014 at 02:14 AM by milt spawn milt spawn is offline
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    duker's Avatar
    Thanks for the posts Ard. Lots of helpful tips.

    Posted 01-30-2014 at 10:47 PM by duker duker is offline
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    Excellent insights. Hope you have a good winter; stay safe and warm.
    Posted 02-07-2014 at 08:23 PM by gunner gunner is offline

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