with Jamie Roth and Scott Voyles
One of our top classes is coming up over the next two Saturdays – our 301 Streamer Class. This two-part class –classroom presentation and streamside – will help you hone your knowledge of fish behavior, gear, and streamer techniques to target those big, hungry browns.
The Classroom Session
The classroom session (Saturday October 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.) will address some essential knowledge for successful streamer fishing. Participants will learn about stalking big fish, 20” and above, because these “big fish are looking for big meals” as Jamie Roth, one of the instructors, says. Especially in the fall, big brown trout are exhibiting spawning behavior, which includes predatory and territorial behavior. “Anglers will trigger that predatory instinct,” Roth says. “Those big browns will hit out of aggression.”
In addition to fish behavior, the classroom portion will address streamer patterns and gear choices that distinguish streamer fishing from other types. Rod choice is important. Stiffer, heavier, faster action rods are necessary because of the weight of the flies themselves. Roth and Scott Voyles, co-instructor, will discuss when anglers should use weighted (cone head) streamers with floating lines or when they should use unweighted streamers with sinking lines. Participants will receive recipes for different streamer patterns that are favorites of the guides in the Shop.
On Saturday, October 22, Jamie and Scott will lead the streamside portion from 8:00 a.m. to noon. They’ll work on a method Jamie labels “IPAPAP.”
The fall season means that big fish are eating big, protein-rich meals to prepare for the lethargy of the winter season. It also means anglers can have great opportunities for landing those big fish with well-honed streamer skills.
Register for the two-part streamer class here.
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