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George Daniel's Top Streamer Fishing Tips

How to use the right streamer change-ups in your fly-fishing game.

George Daniel's Top Streamer Fishing Tips

Sometimes trout will assault your streamer no matter what you do, but more often you’ll need to adjust your flies and your techniques to match the conditions in front of you. (Cathy & Barry Beck photo)

This article was originally titled "Streamer Checklist" in the Oct-Nov-Dec 2017 issue of Fly Fisherman magazine.

There are times when you can’t do anything wrong with streamers. These are the halcyon days when the retrieve, fly color, and water depth appear to have no impact on success. Whatever you do, it seems the fish jump all over it. These moments are often the subjects of our favorite fish stories, but unfortunately, they are few and far between. The rest of the time, the fish themselves can be stubborn, and the fishing conditions can offer myriad challenges. Sudden rain events can turn the water muddy. A low-pressure system or a sudden drop in water...

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