We have a new selection of Barbless Streamers, based on the patterns detailed in our "FLY: Streamer Fishing Tactics" book, ideal for targeting the larger fish in our waters which predate on fry and minnows (including those big elusive browns!).
A streamer is a lure that usually represents a minnow/fry, which are present in both rivers and stillwaters from July/August onwards.
They particularly come into their own for rivers in September, and for stillwaters from September to December.
To a trout these patterns seem very much alive when any action is imparted to them - therefore these are fished quite actively (try twitching them down and across through any deep holes!).
This Selection contains 1 of each of the following barbless streamers (all in size 10), a total of 9 streamers:
- Black Dragon Tail
- Black Rubber Bugger
- Bow River Bugger
- Natural Zonker Jig
- Olive Dragon Tail
- Olive Rubber Bugger
- Olive Viking Jig
- Sculpin Jig
- Tactical Hot-Head Zonker
How to fish them:
High Water - When the rivers are running higher than normal or coloured, try running a streamer through the back eddies. Keep out of the main flow, and think like a minnow! Also try dead drifting the streamer downstream, then retrieve it back (across the flow) with the odd twitch.
Low Light Conditions - With trout feeding more confidently in low light conditions, try a streamer after the evening rise has finished. You will be surprised and what you can catch (even in just a few inches of water). Concentrate on fishing the tails of pools and shallower riffles. It's also worthwhile pulling a streamer through any flat water just as nightfall starts, again, trout are a lot more confident after dusk.