Fishing with massive streamers is a wierd factor. It amplifies all the bizarre psychological features of fishing. When you’re doing it proper, you may catch actually huge fish. However even in the event you don’t, you get this chance to have a look at your self, and marvel, how the hell did we get up to now?
For instance, what number of of you will have checked out your streamer within the water and mentioned, rattling that’s attractive? I say it on a regular basis. Now what the hell is happening there? Do I discover the streamer… enticing? Or am I projecting myself on the streamer? Am I an attractive little bastard shimmying within the water? Are we slipping into the position of some archetypal trickster right here? Is that this drag? We’re making an attempt to look attractive to persuade somebody to do one thing. That’s pure Bugs Bunny shit proper there.
It feels bizarre once you begin to have a look at it. You’ve obtained this jumble of wishes you’ll be able to barely disentangle.
There’s this weird dance between the need for intercourse, for sinuous motion, and the need for consuming one thing (somebody?) I suppose? Y’all as anglers, we’re actually a handful of psychological revelations away from becoming a vore community.
I imply, the primary huge articulated streamer I ever seen was referred to as the Intercourse Dungeon. Take a tough have a look at yourselves individuals.
Now again on extra acquainted territory, I can inform you the Recreation Changer sample works properly for giant predatory brown trout. You most likely might’ve guessed that, however I believe it’s price placing it into context: I’m dude who has barely fished for the previous 10 years. I tied a bunch of them and went to a river I didn’t know, and obtained the fish to chew them. That’s wild. It might’ve gone in another way. Luck was concerned. However the flies are strong.
Just a few classes realized to date. Purchase extra fishspine shanks than you suppose you want. Purchase the small ones (I like the 10mm), however possibly not the micro shanks (they appeared cool, however it’s not for me). Looks like stacking the small segments collectively permits for max motion and management of the taper.
These Fish Skull Masks are cool as hell. I used to be a bit skeptical, however I’m on board now. Particularly since I attempted messing round with making my very own epoxy heads. These are means straightforward to cope with and look higher.
Additionally, I’m beginning to perceive the considering behind the gamechanger chenilles. You wish to have that 90-degree, stiff, trimmable, light-weight construction to construct the physique round. It’s a huge a part of how the motion is created, that density is pushing the present, that swags the fly behind it. It’s a bizarre lesson to show your self, in the event you like me, have been struggling to not “overdress” your flies. I’m primarily fishing “Feather Changer” model flies. Gentle hackles veiling a physique. These items works.
I’m placing in my subsequent order for supplies. Publish any feedback in the event you can about your experiences tying and fishing these. Or inform me what unusual depths of your psyche streamer fishing has illuminated for you.