The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By krikau27
  • 3 Post By Rip Tide

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2013, 09:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Idaho/Colorado
Posts: 801
cochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud of
Default if you fish streamers do you tandem?

Do you ever fish two streamers at once. How do you tie them in? What characteristics do you focus on, different colors, same colors?

Does anyone tie from the eye or do you tie to the shank? I like to tie into the eye, for some reason I seem to get less line twist.

Share some of your streamer secrets!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2013, 09:34 PM
russellb's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 297
russellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to allrussellb is a name known to all
Default Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

Yes, often. Some of the waters that I fish are fairly slow moving and very very clear. The trout are often midging or cruising around so I fish a size 14 dark olive woolybuggar tied with a soft hackle and a small tungsten bead head. Then, I tie about 15 inches of mono to the bend in the wooly's hook shank and the second fly will be a size 20 soft hackle zebra midge. Cast down and across and slowly swing/strip retrieve- I average about 50/50 on takes to the midge vs the wooly. This is a great rig for my 9' 4wt Scott STS or my 9' 3wt Sage RPL, my tippet to the wooly is 5X and the dropper mono is 6X.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2013, 09:59 PM
trout champ's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fountain, CO
Posts: 354
trout champ will become famous soon enough
Default Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

I like to fish tandem also. Usually a large streamer followed by a large stonefly or Hare's Ear. I also like to fish double using two of the same fly in different color/size combos. Example, I like to fish size 8 black buggers followed by a size 4 olive bugger. Or white followed by a light tan or back followed by purple. The combos are endless. I usually cast up and away, let her drift down and then strip in towards me.


Edit: I my first fly in at the eye and then tie my second fly off the back.

Randy
__________________
“Fishing for me, as funny as it sounds, is sorta my brand of praying almost. I’m never closer to my spirituality than when I’m in the act of fishing.” - JT Van Zandt

Last edited by trout champ; 10-20-2013 at 10:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-20-2013, 10:04 PM
Senior Member

 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Southeast Idaho
Posts: 3,890
siege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant future
Default Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

I've never even thought of tying to the eye, I always tie to the shank, and run 18 to 20 inches back. I use a strip, sink, strip, sink retrieve.
I'll have to try tying at the eye and see if cuts down on line twist. Good tip, thanks.
I have had some sucess with Mickey Finns on top, midge below.
__________________
You can always tell a fisherman. You just can't tell him much.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2013, 07:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Idaho/Colorado
Posts: 801
cochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud of
Default Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

I figured I would get even more line twist but it is just the opposite.

When fishing tandem or a triple I make it a point to stop and get the line twist out of my leader/tippet fairly regularly and it will help with keeping out major tangles.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2013, 08:24 AM
Rip Tide's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: quiet corner, ct
Posts: 5,393
Rip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

Like I said in the other thread, I fish 2 streamers a lot. A large one chasing a smaller one.
To tie them in I use a loop2loop connection from the leader to the tippet.
Start with a perfection loop at the leader end. Then take a piece of tippet material about 8-10 inches longer than you would normally use and tie in a surgeons loop so that you end up having a tag end of around 6-8 inches. This is going to be the dropper for the smaller fly.
Loop your tippet to the leader and tie in your streamers. The smaller one on the tag (the dropper) and the larger streamer on the point.
Like I said in the other thread, your tippet material needs to be stout and you must cast with an open loop to keep any dropper rig from fouling.

This is so easy to do that there's no reason not to do it every time. If you find that the dropper is is not working out for whatever reason, just snip it off. There's not a lot of effort wasted as it only takes a couple of extra seconds to tie this rig up anyway.
__________________
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2013, 02:27 PM
krikau27's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 180
krikau27 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

Sometimes I fish with a little fly on the top and a bigger fly on the end of the leader. About 60cm apart. This is not comfortable to cast with and therefore a seldom thing I do. It gives the trout an option between a little fly or a big fly. But it's a very popular method here in Denmark for coastal seatrout.

Kim.
Hardyreels likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2013, 04:36 PM
Rip Tide's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: quiet corner, ct
Posts: 5,393
Rip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

Not a great picture, but here's a "double" that I got earlier this season on a pair of streamers.
I don't remember exactly what they were, but I do remember where this was and most likely they were both the same size fly, fished close to the bank like 2 bait fish broken off from a school.
The same size flies but two different patterns so the fish could choose what they liked best.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-12-2013, 11:01 PM
fredy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hackettstown, NJ
Posts: 124
fredy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

Always fish doubles offering two different streamers about 24" apart.
Double your chances and it really gets their attention too.

Fredy
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2013, 01:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,150
fq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

Nice thread. I haven't thought of two streamers in tandem. But now is when the mackeral and blues show off the beach and they'll hit any thing shiny that's moving fast. A double hook up seems very possible. Of course untangling the mess will be less fun, but nothing's perfect.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FLY FISHING FLIES - Blue/White BIG FISH DECEIVER size 4/0 (3 ea.) w/ tandem hook Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 06-26-2012 11:00 AM
trying to fish streamers again. TexUte Fly General Discussion 14 05-20-2012 03:07 PM
50 pc Fly tying lot feathers cape deer hair natural dyed Book Tandem Streamers Ebay USA Fly Tying Equipment 0 12-24-2011 06:11 PM
How to fish Streamers??? Red Owl Flies 13 10-23-2011 07:47 AM
12 Grey Gray Ghost tandem streamers, fishing flies mouche pêche #2, one dozen Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 10-18-2011 08:00 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.