Well, it’s begun. I knew it was inevitable, and it has taken some time. But, I’m going down The Streamer Rabbit Hole.
My eyes were opened last June when fellow blogger, Ashu Rao, and I headed to Maine and landed many huge brookies (post here). The best fly? A five-inch white streamer. Here are some photos.
At the Farmington, during high flows in the spring, I often deployed pages from the Euro-Streamer playbook and did well. Recently, Ashu and I floated with Tall Timber’s senior guide, Mickey Cunliffe (post here), who explained why he fishes only streamers 90% of the time.
So, I’ve ordered a seven-weight streamer rod, an Orvis 10′ H3-D, and just got some articulated flies from Kelly Galloup, which I will use as prototypes as I tie my own. I already have many smaller streamers, but I think having some larger ones will be a good idea.
Last, I will be re-reading George Daniel’s Strip-Set, which was a fun read the first time.
I’m looking forward to this next step in my fly-fishing journey. Any advice?