Streamer Swinging Tip for Trout
June 1, 2016
This Saturday we are hosting the crew from OPST and creators of the famous Skagit Commando lines to put on a clinic AT Red's ON the water. It will start at 11 am on June 4th and be very comprehensive.
I just happened to be helping a customer in the fly shop today with his new rod, and decided since we were on the river to give you guys a tip on how to present a fly on a sink tip.
A Couple of Thoughts Here:
- Don't just fish for the easy or aggressive fish. Likely most of these have already been caught and they won't be very large.
- Critters live on the bottom. Make your fly swim from the bottom up whenever possible.
- Long casts are "hopeful" attempts. In fact, you might even call them "hopeless" attempts. On a long cast you aren't targeting a specific fish. You're simply hoping one will chase down your fly and bite it. Don't get me wrong here, there are times for it but don't ignore your putter.