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Today, we are talking streamers. Known affectionately at “Meat” or “Chuck n Duck”, streamers have been around for about as long as the concept off fly fishing itself. One might be mistaken this day and age in thinking that streamer fishing was invented about 3 years ago when equal parts flat bills, Buffs, 7 weights, and dubstep were combined and then boiled in a mix of Coors Light and Monster Energy and served #savage on Instagram.
It’s that time of year, so why not serve them the meat. Its a technique that works, even if you don’t have to thanks to dad for that trust fund.
Engler's Pike Fly
Pike fisheries are opening up and Navajo Reservoir is fishing great. But honestly, if you need some explanation of Engler’s Pike Fly, then you should probably watch this video….
(Not available online, but stop in the shop or give us a call and we help you out Engler’s have not sold out yet)
From the mind of Nick Blanco (aka @wycoflyco on Instagram), the Heisenberg Streamer is a general articulated baitfish streamer that has been an absolute knockout since it’s inception. Equipped with glow in the dark beads to spice things up a bit.
This is an articulated streamer that does not need an 8 weight to cast. Coming in at under 4 inches, it’s a bug to fish in colder water when fisher are running a little more lethargic. We have had success with this bug on the Animas, San Juan, Rio Grande, and even icing out waters of Lemon and Vallecito.