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Re: Top Streamers

2008/12/16 10:37
Posts: 2
What no love for crayfish patterns? I see people mention they use em with success for trout on here.

1.Bugger olive, brown and white
2.Clouser I'm experimenting with color combos
3 More Clousers

Here's a good on Carpin and streamer imitations (al la crayfish imitations) ... r-clouser-foxee-redd.html

and a cool crawdad linky

Posted on: 2011/3/1 21:49
Hot and Dangerous if your one of us then roll with us.............

Re: Top Streamers

2010/12/26 20:51
Posts: 0
Olive #8 Tungsten bead Bouface leech!!!! Stripped, twitched, dead drift. Deadly!!

Posted on: 2011/3/1 22:48

Re: Top Streamers

2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 5
I think they mistake a Wooly Bugger for crayfish at times but i didn't think a crayfish pattyern was a streamer........i don't know if it is or not.......are streamers=baitfish imitations or does it go beyond that ? like shrimp and crabs and leeches? and MICE heh

Posted on: 2011/3/2 8:44

Re: Top Streamers

2010/4/17 8:10
From Ransom, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2

gfen wrote:

tracker12 wrote:
So we regularly see the top dry flys and nymphs. But how about streamers. If you were to have 3 streamers in your box. What would they be?

1) Clouser minnow.
2) More clouser minnows.
3) Whatever featherwing I saw last week I thought was really sweet will be represented several times over but never actually used because its not a clouser minnow so who cares?

Inevitably, there will come a time (ie, last Thursday through the weekend) where I really wish I had a wooly bugger* in the box, and I don't, but I do have an ample supply of clouser minnows.

I don't think you can go wrong with buggers and clousers, though. Olive and black for the former, green/white and brown/green for hte latter.

The Muddler minnow is supposed to be super useful, and used in a variety of ways. Its supposed to be good in murk and dark because the big head pushes water. You can supposedly grease it and fish it as a hopper up top. All I know is its too much work to tie and I don't make them.

Then again, I don't fish giant streamers, so the guys who are into the monster articulated jobs will laugh at the above.

* - It will have chain eyes.

What hook do you use on the trout clousers? I use the Mustad 3366 for smallmouth clousers (and just about every warmwater fly I tie), but for trout I use the TMC 200R (well, the J. Stockard 430 now, just as good and alot cheaper...), and was just wondering how another clousaholic adapts theirs to short-striking trout.

As to my favorite streamers, any of the Clouser baitfish patterns (darters,madtoms, minnows, fur-strip clousers, Foxxee Redd minnows, and a few super hair minnows for clear water), as well as the old standby Woolly Bugger, all you'll need for just about any fish in freshwater.

Posted on: 2011/3/2 11:49

Re: Top Streamers

2007/4/8 20:43
Posts: 19

sniperfreak223 wrote:
What hook do you use on the trout clousers? I use the Mustad 3366 for smallmouth clousers (and just about every warmwater fly I tie), but for trout I use the TMC 200R (well, the J. Stockard 430 now, just as good and alot cheaper...), and was just wondering how another clousaholic adapts theirs to short-striking trout.

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Those are 200R, but I don't like the curve. They do go small, though, and I've got mroe than a few tied in 18.

Someday I'll buy 9394.

Posted on: 2011/3/2 12:19
April 8, 2007 - December 4, 2011.
And why not?

Re: Top Streamers

2008/12/12 11:31
Posts: 0
Hornberg , olive bugger , char./white clouser

Posted on: 2011/3/2 12:47

Re: Top Streamers

2007/10/7 0:44
From philadelphia
Posts: 217
wetfly's list is exactly the order that i've caught the most on,but my favorites are hornberg,black ghost then mickey finn or red and white.

now if you don't count mickey finns or red and whites because they're bucktails,i'll take a gray ghost i guess.

i don't know why i don't really care for buggers.i've caught my biggest trout on them.

Posted on: 2011/3/4 0:06

Re: Top Streamers

2010/1/31 16:53
From St.Clair
Posts: 7
1.) Bugger in as many colors as possible
2.) Slumpbuster in olive, black, brown, and white
3.) Clouser in various colors

Posted on: 2011/3/7 17:14

Re: Top Streamers

2006/9/9 20:09
From Harrisburg
Posts: 54
Dear sniperfreak,

For the Foxee's I usually use 200R's or the generic equivalent but I'll tie them on 3906B's and 3366's if those are what I have.

My biggest problem is finding a fox tail with long enough hair to tie them big enough. I've managed a couple of size 2's but that's about it for fox tail so I usually stick to size 4 or 6.

I found a couple of coyote tails at a trapper's gathering in NYS for like $ 3.00 a piece and they have much longer hair but not the color variety of a fox tail. I've messed around with some of the synthetic furs and they work OK but not quite as nicely as fox tail.

I'll tie the deer hair Clousers for trout up to 1/0 on 3366's, all white, all black, and all purple can bring some nice fish to hand.

Other than Clousers I'll use wooly buggers an both deer hair and wool lead sculpins.


Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2011/3/7 21:41
"Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel, and they tortured the timber and stripped all the land. Well they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken, then they wrote it all down as the progress of man."

Re: Top Streamers

2006/9/13 23:35
From SW PA
Posts: 23
Butt Monkey


Posted on: 2011/3/12 10:28
Resized Image Catch & Release

Re: Top Streamers

2009/6/27 23:49
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 17
1) Kinzua Streamer (big hunk of white marabou)
2) Emerald Shiner tied like mickey finn
3) Muddler Minnow

Posted on: 2011/3/14 23:53
Im a Cane Head

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