Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight!

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By Justin Pickett I often bring a 6-weight and an 8-weight with me when I plan on fishing with streamers. I make the decision as to which rod I will use based on water conditions and what sinking tip and patterns I will be using that day....

Double Streamer Rigs Catch Trout

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By Justin Pickett WE ALL HAVE TO DEAL WITH REJECTION, BUT NOT FROM A FISH. Undoubtedly, there have been numerous occasions where you’ve been stripping streamers and had that big brown trout emerge from the bank, only to give your streamer a curious look and then give...

Trout Streamers And The Problem With Pushing Water

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THAT FLY PUSHES A LOT OF WATER, BUT DOES IT CATCH A LOT OF FISH? Like most human endeavors, fly fishing is subject to fads. One of the latest fads in the sport is flies designed to push water. Largely fueled by the increased popularity of...

Fishing Streamers Is Still All About Presentation

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STREAMER JUNKIES, AND I INCLUDE MYSELF, GET A BAD RAP FROM THE DRY FLY CROWD. In some places they even go so far as to call them lures, rather than streamers. The dyed-in-the-wool purest would portray those of us with the nerve to fish a four-...

Sunday Classic / The Streamer Game

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Streamer fishing is addictive. It's almost become a cliche, but it's true. Guys get into it and hardly want to do anything else. I'm kinda one of those guys. I do lots of kinds of fishing, but if I'm out for trout and there's nothing...