The weather forecast called for a chilly morning, and I find that those conditions in September at the Farmington usually mean a low-volume outing that is not worth all the driving. I like to be home if possible on weekend afternoons to spend time with the family, like other Dad-anglers I know.
So, last night, I was unsure about going. This morning, I just wasn’t feeling it, you know?
Moreover, a few blog readers recently suggested that I try streamers in the fall. Steve in particular suggested a small Black-Nosed Dace. So, it seemed like a good time to make a new fly.
So, I looked at some videos and just made this little guy, which I will try next time out as part of a Euro set-up.
I don’t enjoy swinging big streamers. IMO, they can spook a run, and I like to thoroughly work an area when I know there are fish.
But, the idea of dead-drifting a small streamer as a dropper sounds like a great idea. Let’s see how I do!
Thanks to all who wrote in comments. Enjoy this holiday long weekend.