Fly Fishing with Streamers

Written by Cameron Larsen

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Techniques for fishing streamers vary from nymphs somewhat. A little action imparted by your rod tip, can help convince your targeted prey thatrepparttar minnow is injured, thereby increasing strike potential. If casting into a river,repparttar 146865 current will help you greatly in imparting 'swimming' action onto your streamer. Raisng and then lowering your rod tip, can also aid inrepparttar 146866 action. Varyrepparttar 146867 tempo until you find something that works. If fishing in lakes and ponds or from a boat on a river, you will need to retrieve. Again varyrepparttar 146868 tempo, using short bursts followed by a count or two of idleness. Allow your streamer to fall, often timesrepparttar 146869 strikes happen when your fly is falling.

Favorite trout streamers include Woolly Buggers, both beadhead and non-beadhead. Mickey Finns, Jannsen's Minnows, and of courserepparttar 146870 veritable Muddler Minnow and its cast of imitators. Bass fisherman have also usedrepparttar 146871 same patterns for years and years. Saltwater patterns all virtually fall underrepparttar 146872 streamer category with perennial favorites beingrepparttar 146873 Lefty's Deceivers, Clouser Minnows, and Crazy Charlies. As well as various crab and shrimp patterns.

Trout fisherman might have to bulk up their gear a little, depending on what they are used to fishing with. 6 wt rods are usually preferable, with enough stoutness to castrepparttar 146874 bigger fly, and fight those sure to come bigger fish.

Cameron Larsen is a retired commericial fly tier and fly fishing guide. He now operates The Big Y Fly Company. He can be reached at This article will appear in the Big Y Fly Fishing E-Zine at Http://


Written by je Dunn

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Bike riding is also a great family activity. Take a break from playing Grand Theft Auto on PS2 and pack a backpack and do a trail ride and picnic together.

There are tons of sponsored cycling events throughoutrepparttar year in most communities. If your not sure where to find one, stop by a local bike shop and ask. The people that work in cycle shops are usually very passionate about cycling and would be happy to help you get started intorepparttar 146829 sport.

Donít think that youíre too old to ride a bike again. You loved to do it as a kid and now not only will you have a great time, but you will be healthier also!

PS. Just a tip. A baseball card inrepparttar 146830 spokes is not considered cool.

Author: je Dunn owns a site that provides free cycling info for all levels of bike riders.

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