Stripping Streamers in the Fall, with Butch Wicks With all the hype around trout Spey and swinging streamers, let’s not lose sight of plain old streamer stripping, which is a faster-paced way of fishing streamers and often results in explosive strikes. Montana/Washington guide Butch Wicks of Healing Waters Lodge in Twin Bridges, Montana gives us some hot tips on stripping streamers in the Fall. The interview starts at 28:00.
In the Fly Box this week, we have the following questions and comments:
I am teaching a friend how to fish nymphs. Should I start him on dry dropper and indicator fishing or Euro nymphing?
Will my Trout Poly Leaders work OK for swinging flies for Lake Erie steelhead, or do I also need to get Spey Polyleaders?
Why could I not catch fish during a heavy Green Drake spinner fall?I had to cut my fly line. Is there any way to repair it without a bulky connection?
What should I keep in mind when tying some steelhead patterns to use on Pacific salmon?
A clarification to the podcast on the Clean Water Act from a retired EPA wetland scientist.
What to do if you see someone on the water with very poor fish-handling techniques.Is trout spawning temperature of day length dependent, and what behavioral clues should I look for?
I saw what I thought were carp feeding on the surface. Do carp feed on top, and if so what do they eat?
How do you set the hook when using a two-handed strip for striped bass?
When should I use a weighted vs. unweighted fly for striped bass in San Franciso Bay, and what fly line should I use?