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    Default The Streamer Techniques Video

    I never linked this here and believe it may be helpful for some.


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    Default Re: The Streamer Techniques Video

    Great video Ard and superb advice. I shall be trying this type of rig on your Atlantic salmon cousins here in the UK soon.

    Cheers

    Colin

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    Default Re: The Streamer Techniques Video

    Thanks for taking the time to make this Ard, I learned a lot-

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    Default Re: The Streamer Techniques Video

    Happy to hear from both of you guys

    What you saw there is actually how I've been doing this since I began experimenting with braided lead heads back in 1994. Back then it was streamers for brown trout and steelhead up in the Great Lakes rivers & creeks. It took some time before I transitioned the technique to use with the 2 hand rod because I was like everyone else, you buy what everyone else buys and what the market dictates.

    The day that the welded loop was cut through on my Spey line almost ten years ago now, that was the day I began to rethink the entire 2 hand game. Why could I not fish the same way I had since adopting this system in 1994? Why did I have to struggle with those 15 foot type 6 sink tips (T-14)?

    I made my first rig for the 2 hand rod while sitting on a camp chair near the shore beside this tent on the same day the welded loop broke.



    I used what I had: 25 pound mono for the butt - Beartooth Montana Braided Lead Heads 36" size and tippet of 15 pound. It worked but I could see that turning a big salmon fly needed a bit more butt than my old 5 weight trout riggings so...

    I began using the T and Z sink tip materials to please clients when I started the fish guide business because they were unfamiliar with the Braided Lead Heads and looked at them as if they were live snakes. I also beefed up the butt sections to 50 & 60 pound mono for long range turn overs. Those couple casts at the beginning of the video show the fly flipping at the end of the casts. The video itself was done so I could send it to people who were coming here to fish. I thought of it as a prep course for them so they were better prepared to find success fishing both here and at home.

    Of course by making a video myself and not using actors I risk letting everyone see what sort of a Goober I really am

    I've cleaned up my act now; shaved the mustache after 42 years and keep a clean shave now. We will be making the sequel this spring featuring single hand rigs and casting because there has been interest expressed in this.

    Ard

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    Ard, I will not shave off mine but am certainly looking forward to your next video....Thank you for ALL your help so far..

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    Default Re: The Streamer Techniques Video

    Oh I'm looking forward to making it for sure! It's about time

    Thanks buddy and by the way, is that Gray Poupon your beard

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