Going to ramp it up a bit this year on the clinics. Look for a new clinic every month.

In this clinic, you’ll learn a different way to fish streamers than what is traditionally taught. Learn a hybrid leader system you can streamer fish and tight line nymph with. A hybrid Euro streamer system.

Oftentimes we catch more fish on streamers then we do on nymphs. That’s during the right time of year. Fall, and Winter, and of course Spring, are the right time of year.

This is a class with single hand rods, not switch rods.

These are the things we will cover and talk about in the clinic:

Leader construction, flies, water types, casts and retrieves.

You will understand why weight, color and movement are important components in your streamers. Why it is important that you understand the forage that big fish are eating on your local river. Forage can be sculpins, crayfish, rough fish- like shiners, and any back water type fish, and also juvenile trout.

You will learn my my leader construction, How to construct it, how to tie the correct knots, and most importantly how to cast it. You will learn different retrieves to mimic different food items. You will learn how to strip set.

You will learn the water to target.

You will need to be at least in intermediate angler. Casting my rig is not that easy, at least at first, but you will get it down.

A Euro rod works great for my jig streamers, but almost any rod will do. I use a 10 foot 4, 5, or 6 wt. The length helps when you’re wade fishing to keep out of the bushes on your back cast, and also you can reach out and tight line nymph your streamer too. Jigging it through the pocket water slots. Deadly, deadly.

Any floating line will work. I do not use sink tips. My flies are designed to sink and jig on a floating line.

Cost is $250. The streamer class fills quick, please call with your credit card. I’ll get a deposit if you want to attend.

As always we will meet off the Hirschdale exit at 9:00, rain, snow, or shine. We will go for about 4 hours or so. Remember this is a class, not a guide trip and sticking fish is not the concern, but you will learn how to stick those fish.×

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