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Re: How to select streamer sizes.

2010/12/19 22:59
From Bozeman, MT
Posts: 2
Generally streamers are designed to target the bigger fish in a given fishery. The larger the trout the bigger the streamer. Here in Montana we frequently fish size 4 streamers or large tandem hook size 6's that are up to 10 inches long. With these large flies we are targetting the trout over the 20" mark but really hoping to entice the elusive fish in the 25-30" class that we see a few of each season. If the max size trout is around 17" on a smaller fishery I'll fish 6s and drop to 8s or 10s if fishing a smaller creek where the big fish top out at 14".

Posted on: 2011/10/11 22:07
Brian McGeehan
Former PA fishing junky
Penn State Grad

Re: How to select streamer sizes.

2007/1/2 11:55
From Bozeman
Posts: 53
I'll be moving to Bozeman in a week or two. We will have to meet up to discuss these 25-30 inch trout. I'll buy the beer...

Posted on: 2011/10/11 22:09

Re: How to select streamer sizes.

2007/7/2 19:40
Posts: 1343
Stop in Baileys if you haven't see what you are targeting-lol
4 pd brown between 24 to 27" so the 30s are around 6 or 7.
100 4pds for every 20 5pds on down to 1 plus ten if you are lucky-I wasn't~nine my best but in the fall bring out the streamers.

Posted on: 2011/10/12 8:54
lurking like a barracuda or a toad fish

Re: How to select streamer sizes.

2009/12/16 11:21
From West Chester
Posts: 0
I forget what show it was, but it was some bass fishing show where they have a biologist come on and give fishing tips. I forget the exact numbers but he said they found in studies that a bass' forage base, no matter the size of bass, was 80-90% food items 2-3 inches in length and under. That's bass but i imagine the same principle is at least somewhat applicable to trout. He did say that yes larger fish can and will eat larger prey than a smaller fish, however he felt that most fish stick with the small stuff because of the risk reward ratio.

Posted on: 2011/10/13 13:19

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