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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Trout streamer recommendation

What streamer do you recommend tying for trout?
YouTube seems to have a million videos and patterns. I'm interested in hearing about patterns that fishermen have had success with.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 09:22 AM
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Wooly Bugger

They are easy to tie, and very effective on trout all across the world.

The pattern was created by a Pennsylvanian named Russ Blessing.
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When I used to tie & the muddler minnow and mickey finn were always good choices.
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Thanks, fellows. I tied a few Wooly Buggers last year but didn't get a chance to try them out. Mickey Finns and Muddlers are next on the agenda.
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+1 on the wolly buggers. I always liked all black and all olive.

My other go to streamer is an olive maribou muddler.
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My favorite streamers that I fish and tie are the little rainbow and the black nose dace. My preference though is the beaded wooly buggers in olive, black and brown. The tungsten beads gets them down to where the trout are and the marabou gives them a lot of action.

I think the olive represents both minnows and crayfish.

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In addition to the patterns mentioned, I've done well over the years with the black ghost.
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+1 on the wolly buggers. I always liked all black and all olive.

My other go to streamer is an olive maribou muddler.
Those are very good colors. You don't need a lot of different colors.

Think of colors in 3 basic categories:

1) Dark: all black or very dark olive.

2) Medium: medium olive / tan / amber / brown

3) Light: All white is probably best. Some people like yellow, but I haven't really tried that.

All white is murder for stocked trout. But can also be good for wild trout sometimes. It is also good for smallmouth bass.

Here are some streamer tips:

They work best when the water is up and somewhat off color. A "chalky green" water color is very good.

They work best when the light levels are low, i.e morning and evening.

When fishing streamers never use tippet lighter than 3x. I learned this lesson the hard way! Big trout will often break off 4x tippet. But very rarely break off 3x tippet.
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Thank you, troutbert. I appreciate the advice.
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