Streamer Clinic-May 14th and 15th

This clinic is now sold out. I have opened up a few more dates, June 4th, and 5th.

Streamer Clinic, May 14th, and 15th.  2 separate weekend days.

You’re either a streamer guy,( or gal), or you’re not.
Once you get the tug of a big fish on the streamer usually there’s no turning back. Some folks get it, some don’t. Thing is, not a lot of anglers fish streamers, but you should. If you, “up,” your streamer game you will catch larger fish, especially on my home river, the Truckee River.

I have developed a simple streamer system that works for me. Simple is the key word. I’m not saying it’s the best, or end all, but it works here for what I’m doing on my river. In the land of sink tips and flies as big as my cat, simple is often best. Honestly, I feel I’ve been doing it wrong for years, but now it’s streamlined, and I’m more effective.

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 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 leader construction, How to construct it, 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.

The good news about this class is that almost any rod will do. Any rod, medium to fast action rod will do.  5-8 wt will work. I use a Sage One, 10 foot 5 wt. It’s fast and long. 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 in summer. You will learn this move too. Like I say though, just about any single hand rod will do, just stay away from the ultra noodle dry fly rod.

Any floating line will work. I do not use sink tips. My flies are designed to sink and jig on a floating line. If you have commercially tied streamers that you get at a fly shop, we can make those work too.

You will learn a tremendous amount on streamer fishing, and likely afterwards it may be the first thing you fish before you throw out the bobber rig.

Cost is $200. I will limit this class to 4- 5 anglers. I have had a tremendous amount of inquiry about this. I’m sure space will fill 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. We will go for about 6 hours or so. Streamer fishing is best during low light/ cloudy type situations, but we ain’t waking up at 4 in the morning. 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.

This clinic is now sold out.  I may open up a few more dates June 4th and 5th, TBA.




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