Fishing flies and streamers

Among anglers flyfishing streamer fishing is considered the “fishing big”. On streamers or floaters are guaranteed a good catch. Such flies is the result of imagination and manual labor. Successful anglers experimenters who regularly knit fly, always looking for unique methods and solutions, continuously adding new materials in popular species of flies. Therefore, streamers, have the same names, although they look all similar, but differ in the game. And it’s good! After all, Pisces does not occur addiction and subsequent rejection that occurred, for example, with numerous silicone baits or in the past — with the same type of oscillating lures.

What is a streamer? Streamer is an artificial fly tied from feathers, fur, or various synthetic fibers. Most often, the streamer imitates a whitebait. And he can simulate a mouse, leech, shrimp, cancer, frog, that is, different animals, which feed on fish. Important not only the similarity of the streamer with the natural prototype, but its movements in water under the transaction.

If the knitting flies to experiment a lot, then a positive result will not keep itself waiting. Very soon you will find among his collection of flies the most successful model will be to improve them. And there is no limit! Materials and colouring identified in any copyright gunpoint, are you the only guiding light.

Winding wire on the body of the streamer

Making flies for fishing of predators, be sure to improve your design by fixing the winding wire on the body of the streamer. This will save a bait that will definitely be toothy jaws already at the next fishing. Include fantasy and use those materials that are in your Arsenal. Remember that unique among fly materials — a lot. Consider the layout of streamer your experience and creative approach to the choice of color palette for future flies. Constant experimentation and frequent fishing trips — that’s most important!

Over time, every knitter comes up with new options, experimenting with different materials to entice trophy fish. But most weaving tend to use long-term experience of predecessors and create a new model based on the streamers, time-tested and successful fishing. Those who are in the beginning fly path is difficult to learn all the names, features and silhouettes of famous streamers will try to help to understand their diversity and will group flies on General grounds. Present their classification of popular streamers.

The best flies

Easy to manufacture fly Woolly Bugger

Due to the ease of knitting and the availability of the materials Woolly Bugger flies are more likely to become the first streamers that uses a beginner knitter. This streamer, bushy tail is made of marabou pen, body made from chenille, and on top of the spiral wound rooster feather. But the main thing is the streamer — tail from marabou. Production versions of the body — are numerous: from the winding on the forearm of the same feather marabou of the tail, to the manufacture of fancy lobbingowej loops filled with fur or synthetic fibers of the type 4Trouts Foxy Silk. The use of such strands is complementary to the simultaneous simulation of the pen and chenille called fly fishermen “brush”. Securing at head Woolly Bugger lush wing of feather marabou, will receive the pictured best flies for trout fishing in ponds.

Photo catchability of a fly -Cat Whisker

The name of this very efficient flies Cat’s Whisker. You can experiment with color, materials, and techniques of knitting. The main thing that the streamer like you and fish, then the fun of fishing more than compensates for the time spent for the machine.

Woolly Bugger imitates a variety of food items fresh and saltwater fish. Leeches, crustaceans, shrimps, fish, tadpoles and the larvae of the lamprey — here is the list of imitations of this streamer, which is considered the most versatile. To catch it everywhere. It is important to choose the right wiring, speed, length, action of the length of the pause between them. It is desirable that the wiring of the streamer matched the movements of the object that it simulates. Remember that for each fish, and any fishing should pick up your bait color and the wiring, so you need to tie and have in the Arsenal of flies of different sizes and colors. Then start experimenting in the pond. Success will come quickly, and it will become clear what color and size the fish prefer.

The spinning fly is a mix of lures and flies on rucka.

The presence of flies, different size and color, will allow you to catch any fish. I was fishing with a Woolly Bugger rainbow trout on a mountain river Lucence, lake trout in the Northern lakes and rivers, pike in the swamps and lagoons. Very productive fishing on his bass, which is extremely partial to the game of the tail of the marabou feather. Autumn on the rivers I successfully catch Chub under the bushes and in the summer, sabrefish in the “return” and ASP — in a raging stream below the dam. Great strides have made the spinning, the weaving, that knit these streamers hook fans. Spinning flies is a new and interesting direction now taken possession of many minds. I repeat that the main components of success is an assortment of flies in flybase and continuous experiments with transactions.

From the color preferences as follows: Chub like the black and orange composition, pike and pike – yellow, red, white and black. Carp responds well to slow the action of brown and red streamer, tied on a hook № 12-14. A completely white front sight with silver or blue sparkles — a real treat “ASP”. Not superfluous to the collar of the red pen. Please remember that the spring ” ASP ” flies must be smaller than (hook n 6-8), and the fall is more tied on hooks No. 1-4. The reason is that older feed items ASP.

Catchability streamers this sorcery

Streamer zonker

These beautiful and very catchability flies also combined into one group in material of the tail. Zonker is a streamer with stripes of fur in the tail of the fly. Sankaram call and the weaving narrow strips of skin with fur. Body fly-zonker may be associated with different materials: shiny chenille or polsinelli, fluffy lobbingowej threads brushes or braided tubes for the body. You can just wrap the forearm flat lurex and secure it with the wire that will simultaneously strengthen the strip of fur to the forearm, the Head of this streamer can be nice to perform the winding of the cut across the stripes of fur, a collar — from three to five turns of bright cock’s feather. It all depends on your imagination and object of imitation. Imitation leech or tadpole can be linked from a single strip without forming a thick body, and when imitate fry, it is better to make the body shiny and thickened, resembling the scales of a fish. When you are finished knitting streamer, flip it upside down” and apply in the exit point of the skins of the hook a drop of waterproof glue or mounting of varnish, as shown in the photo on the left. A little spread of 3-5 mm on the skin. Without bending a strip of fur, allow the glue to dry. This will allow the tail zonker to avoid tie-ins for the hook.

As for color selection, white and gray are more suitable to simulate fry; dark brown color is used for the manufacture of near-bottom simulations, loaches and gobies-sculpin. To simulate the leeches need black and olive tones, red, Burgundy and purple colors is perfect for imitation Nightcrawlers and earthworms. For the manufacture of modern sokerov used different shaped materials: rabbit fur, mink, Fox, nutria, squirrel. Each fur a kind of game — rabbit soft and very mobile, more slim protein. Look at the game in water striped zonker, where the fur caused a rare bright or dark lateral stripes.

The fly-fishers, who saw the game streamer with a striped tail of rabbit fur, immediately becomes a fan. Such strips can be drawn on the fur yourself using a waterproof marker. Important question about the size of the streamer. For pike it needs to be bigger and bigger; for walleye — selenoprotein, low-profile and elongated; to carp or sabrefish is very small. Perch fishing, especially trout, tails flies should not be very long, as this idle bites happen a lot, and the number of fish is depressing. When catch on the “paysite” and take the fish home, use the streamer two hooks. Alternatively, you can “stitch” flash skins “braid”, and at the end tie a small hook with a short forearm.

Sinker for trout

All kinds of great trout caught on a streamer model “Zanker-meddler”, where the best color is the natural gray-brown. Going fishing for pond trout, sorcery preferably knit brighter and contrasting colors. For example, with a white or black head and orange tail. Bright colors and fluorescent colors will not allow the pike to swim by. Perch recommend catching dark olive green & orange fly. To maroon, black, dark green, dark brown small sankaram concerned cyprinid fishes. Large autumn perfectly caught Chub on black streamers with orange elements. Walleye are biting well on yellow baits, and Chub traditionally prefers white.

Zonker you can catch and fly fishing, and spinning. The transaction must be with breaks, sometimes very long. When fishing in “Windows” among the lilies zonker sometimes is beyond comparison. To quickly catch a predator, standing in ambush among the thickets of aquatic plants, use nadgrajeni version of the fly. Cast the bait exactly in the gap and let her freely and smoothly to take. You can lightly shake your rod tip or do the subtle action of the cord. Rabbit tail zonker plays each hair, it is so lively and agile that even a passive predator, there is a desire to grab the teeth of the bait.

This streamer has a small drawback: when wet, the fur and the skin becomes very heavy, which affects the classic fly casting. But for the anglers that’s a plus. However, when casting with ultralight, consider increasing the weight and perform it more smoothly. In spinning, where related lures more and more come into fashion, such streamers are used in the posted snap-in type dropshot and the popular American montages Carolina and Texas, For fishing in zakoryazhennyh places it is easy to associate the streamer with the bump of a thick fishing line. Such protection allows you to avoid annoying snags.

Classic streamers with the wing

This is the most extensive group of streamers, what unites them is that they have a top wing. Within this group we can distinguish two main subgroups: feather streamers where the wing is made of segments of the feather, and fur streamers, where the wing used animal fur or synthetic fibers. The most beautiful, expensive and difficult to manufacture are the classic salmon streamers. They often contain feathers of exotic birds and the fur of exotic animals. Expensive materials and meticulous work greatly increase the cost of classic salmon flies, lifting her to dizzying heights. So classic streamers moved from salmon rivers in lowland reservoirs, now in their manufacture is used the simplified technique of knitting and cheap plumage, which allowed us to use them massively and universally.

Crochet streamers you can apply hooks without ring bent downwards, and hooks for salmon flies are traditionally released with a bent up lug which allows for nodes of certain types. Streamer on a hook with a straight eye, ceteris paribus more stable in water than bent down. And to avoid when posting scroll axis or turn the streamer wing down, you need to choose the hooks from a rather thick wire, such as carp series. The bend of the hook with a sting in this case performs the role of stabilizing keel and does not allow the streamer to lie on the side or roll over. The reason zavalivanija streamer on one side may be an excessive amount of material stowed in the wing. Use the larger hooks and try to minimize the amount of material in the wing, then the streamer will be much more stable.

Salmon streamers are used on the respective rivers, most often when posting with the current “crackdown”, producing the casting under an angle of 45° to the opposite Bank and allowing the stream to “inflate” cord, which drags the fly at a rate greater than the current. In lowland rivers, too, can use this transaction type if there is a corresponding current. Well presented streamers with the wing and active transactions with patikami, which are called “strips”. Particularly active on the transaction with the strips respond perch and Chub. The main thing — to pick up the pace and range of breaks that for each reservoir are different.

In lowland reservoirs the vast majority of winged streamers imitate the fry, which feed on predators. When choosing the crochet hook streamer you should consider the size and color of the food. For pike, try to use long, thick and colorful materials and a hook of large size No. 1/0-3/0 would be fine. Perch are famous for gluttony, they are also characterized by cannibalism, so you can knit the streamer in olive-orange tones painted with a permanent marker stripes. The combination of red and Chartreuse for bass is a great choice.

Salmon streamers often mimic or shrimp, reminiscent of salmon on the marine food preferences, or aggressive and bright fry, encroaching on the integrity of its nest. Very carefully we should talk about color preferences, salmon streamers. This is an extremely sensitive topic that requires individual approach and special description. If you are going for salmon fishing, remember that the color of the fly, and favorites may vary depending on the level and the color of water, time of year and weather conditions. For reservoirs of the middle band a little bit easier.


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