Streamer Fishing

Browse a collection of the most relevant blog posts for streamer fishing. We've compiled a complete list of streamer-related blog posts so you can do your research, tie flies, fish them effectively, and catch more fish. The big bug craze is blitzing its way through fly fishing right now, and we've written articles on everything from how to choose the best fly rod for streamers to how to tie your favorite streamer patterns. If you're a streamer junkie like we are, all you need to know is right here.

  1. Winston Alpha+ Model-By-Model Fly Rod Review

    Winston Alpha+ Model-By-Model Fly Rod Review
    Winston’s new Alpha+ series is designed for the largest fish on earth. The rod’s extra-fast action helps deliver big flies and fight large fish. A fast-action tip and insanely strong butt section contribute to the rod’s ability to both propel large flies through heavy wind and lift big fish from their murky lies. The Alpha+ encourages incredible line speed and easy distance casting without carrying a lot of line in the air. These rods are beastly and, as Winston says, you’re going to need a bigger net. Read on for a detailed review of every model in the series.
  2. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers
    Stripping streamers is one of the best ways to consistently catch large trout. When trout reach a certain size, their diet consists of bugs AND other fish. Remember that food chain thing you learned in grade school? If you're hunting for the largest trout in a particular watershed, you'll have a good chance of finding them with a large streamer pattern. If you're wondering which fly rods are the best for fishing streamers, we've covered that topic in a different post. But the best streamer rod with the wrong fly line will only get you so far. Choosing the right line will help to increase your chances of landing a monster on a streamer.
  3. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish
    Fly fishing for Panfish is a great way for beginner anglers to get into the sport. These fish are easy to fool and fun to catch on smaller setups. If you're wondering which fly rod is best for Panfish, we've covered that in a previous post. Now that you have a fly rod picked out, it's time to choose the fly line that will help you catch more fish on the water. Choosing a fly line for Panfish isn't technical; there are many line options that will work well. Let's start with the basics.
  4. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Carp

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Carp
    Targeting Carp with a fly rod is as entertaining as it is difficult. Using the right gear increases your chances of success. And, if you've read any of our other species-centered blog posts, you probably have your fly rod and fly reel picked out. If not, check out our posts about fly rods and fly reels for Carp. To round out our posts about how to choose the right gear for Carp, this post will provide information and insights into choosing the right fly line.
  5. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pike/Musky

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pike/Musky
    Pike and Musky are some of the most aggressive fish in freshwater. They're tons of fun to catch on a fly rod and offer the freshwater angler a chance at a 40+ inch fish. That being said, the big ones are tough to fool. Choosing the right gear helps increase your chances of success on the water. If you're wondering which fly line is the best for the job, read on for recommendations. Plus, other resources including which fly rod and which fly reel are best for Pike/Musky fishing.
  6. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pacific Salmon

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pacific Salmon
    We've already talked about choosing the best fly rod for Salmon and the best fly reel for Salmon. Those posts are important for first time Salmon anglers and provide valuable insight into which fly rods/reels are the best tools for the job. In an effort to round out our species-centered blog posts, this post will help you choose the right fly line for Pacific Salmon with tips, line recommendations, and more. Read on to find out which fly line works best for you.
  7. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Steelhead

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Steelhead
    We’ve already talked about choosing the best fly rod for Steelhead and the best fly reel for Steelhead. These posts are important if you’re a first-time Steelhead angler. They can also help anglers who are purchasing new gear determine which rods/reels fit their casting style and angling technique. And, to round out our species-centered blog posts about Steelhead, this post will help you choose the right fly line. Read on to find out which fly line is best for targeting Steelhead with a single-handed rod.
  8. How to Tie a Surface Seducer Double Barrel Popper Fly

    How to Tie a Surface Seducer Double Barrel Popper Fly
    This surface popper is a stellar fly for predatory fish looking for a large meal. Bass are ambush feeders which means you can get their attention pretty easily with a large fly that moves a lot of water. This frog-like imitation is a great way to target Bass that are layed up in shallow water or Bass that are feeding in weed beds. This fly is tons of fun to tie and is a must-have for all you Bass fly anglers out there. Tune in as Jared teaches how to tie the Surface Seaducer Double Barrel Popper with step-by-step instructions and more.
  9. How to Tie a Surf Candy Saltwater Streamer Fly

    How to Tie a Surf Candy Saltwater Streamer Fly
    The Surf Candy is a popular pattern in the northeast for Albies and Stripers in the marsh. This particular version is built with an Epoxy head that allows it to swim straight and true in the water. Whether you're targeting Stripers, Albies, or other predatory baitfish, this fly catches the attention of fish from a long way off. Plus, it's easy to tie! Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions for a Bob Popovics classic.
  10. Tropical Saltwater Fly Line Shootout & Buyer's Guide

    Tropical Saltwater Fly Line Shootout & Buyer's Guide
    The most talked about and least understood part of fly fishing equipment is fly lines. To better understand the variety of tropical 8wt fly line options the industry provides, we set out on a data crunching, line cutting, sore arm casting mission to better understand every warm water 8wt fly line we could get our hands on. We reviewed each one, compared them, measured them, and inspected tapers to demystify one of the most essential pieces of equipment in fly fishing. Tropical anglers take note, our 2020 tropical fly line shootout is here.

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