Friday, March 15, 2013

Techniques for tying Big Streamers - Articulated

Check this Bad Ass Streamer video.

Articulated Patterns

This streamers is an articulated Pattern and is about 5" long. It uses a Fish Skull head and is tied in Black and Purple with Marabou, Arctic Fox, Schlappen feathers, Chenile and Flashabou.

The colors are great for low light or water with color in it. The fly really moves water and will entice a strike from the big boys that are defending their territory or a big fish looking for a meal.

I have had a high degree of success with this fly so give it try and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tying Big Streamers - Scott's Bonker

Your going to love this streamer. It casts well enabling you to hit the pockets in the log jams and the undercuts etc where those monsters hide. It has my favorite trigger colors of yellow, tan and red. The action imparted by the materials makes this fly a great one to dead drift through moving water as well as   strip and twitch or just down and across.

The Bonker   a Big Steamer for Big Water
I'm tying these streamers to be used in Chilean Patagonia next week then on the Upper Delaware when I get back.  Ya, I know what you're thinking why fish streamers on one of the best dry fly fisheries in the country?  Well, to catch those monsters of the deep that don't show themselves during our spectacular hatches. Yes we get a lot of fish that are 18 to 20 inches, but the big boys are in hiding and will slam a streamer if it gets near them. See the article

West Branch Resort has first class accommodations and is right on the river in the scenic Catskills. Give us a call or visit the web site for more information. Tie some of these up and come and see us at

Check back often as I will be posting more videos on Tying Big Streamers.

Good fishing everyone,
Scott McClintock

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tying the Killer Brown Streamer

This is a big streamer designed to imitate a small brown trout. As you know both rainbows and browns are predators and will eat what they can catch. This fly will move some water and has just enough flash to trigger a strike from one of those monsters of the deep.

This pattern can be tied using many other colors including Black and Olive, Black and Purple etc.. Get creative and have some fun.

Killer Brown Streamer
Tune in again for the next session on tying big streamers.

Good fishing to you and hope to see you on the river.

Scott McClintock