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    Default Streamer Fishing for Steelhead and Trout

    These are links to writings I stored on my forum blog. Streamer fishing equates to steelhead fishing and for many it is that time of year. I am not telling you that I am an expert but I would go as far as saying I have done a lot of it.

    The articles are in no specific order, they are posted as I locate them so you'll have to click and look to see if it is of interest.

    A Guy Fishes Streamers and Gets Skunked

    Streamers Where & When Part 1

    Streamers Where & When Part 2

    Streamers Where & When Part 3

    More About Streamers 1

    More About Streamers 2

    Top things off with a video


    That should do as a primer, like I said I don't claim to be an expert but I did take the time to write down things in an effort to help others and that's what I linked up here

    It seems there are a few more, these 2 explain what the video was aiming at. There are also some exquisite drawings in one of them

    Fishing / Controlling The Submerged Fly

    Getting It Down

    Knowing What the Fly is Doing

    Some of this may be redundant but I thought to add everything into this one thread.
    Last edited by Ard; 11-10-2018 at 07:23 PM.

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    Thank you for taking the time to post these!


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    Default Re: Streamer Fishing for Steelhead and Trout

    I added a video for a finishing touch

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    Thanks for sharing. I happened to stumble across your video on YouTube and I said “Hey, I know that guy!”

    I am going to be getting more familiar with streamers. I had my first real successful trip with streamers today, and I am hooked.



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    Default Re: Streamer Fishing for Steelhead and Trout

    Hi.

    Although the technique varies for small stream fishing the streamers are extremely effective on small streams also. I lived in Colorado for a while and visited family there often for almost 20 years so I'm familiar with the streams and rivers there to some extent. I used feather wing flies there and caught some pretty nice trout from some pretty small flows. Honestly, other than occasions when I chose to use dry flies the streamers are what I've fished everywhere from coast to coast. It isn't like dries or drifting nymphs under a bobber but it can produce the ones that don't go for the other stuff...…….

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    Ard,
    Thanks so much just finished reading the blogs, watched video yesterday, learned more about how to fish a streamer from you than all other sources I have ever read/watched. Now to go tie some feathered streamers. Looking forward to your book being published.

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    Don you are a very kind man and I thank you most sincerely for posting your thoughts. I have written for years at what I believe may be a book before I die. I don't know if anyone will ever read it but I do hope to leave a story behind.

    If what little I put here has helped you I have been rewarded.

    Ard

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    Default Streamer Fishing for Steelhead and Trout

    Ard, I read all the articles and watched the video. Very informative and I gained a lot of new knowledge. You look much younger than I was expecting!


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    Default Re: Streamer Fishing for Steelhead and Trout

    Funny but I thought I looked old in that video

    I still wish I had shaved at least but I had been fishing that whole week and it showed. I really appreciate it when someone steps up like you and Don before you have and tells me that these things I've tried to share make sense. Whether we are seeking trout, salmon, steelhead or bass, if we are in a river using a submerged fly it's all the same at least it has been for me.

    Thanks again and I'm happy to be of help.

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    Ard, as usual for you this is graduate school-level instruction. These are invaluable. You should make this a "sticky".

    Are you seriously writing a book?! Cuz if you are I'll put in my order right now.

    Scott

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