I hope this post helps you out in your search of big trout this fall. There is nothing like getting a tug from a streamer eating trout and then realizing it is your biggest fish to date.
Here are my top 10 favorite streamers for big trout. I hope you enjoy it and remember to fish a river between two lakes. For some weird reason big fish love it there ;).
All flies are from Catch Fly Fishing “They Just Taste Better”
#1 streamer to have in your collection is:
This streamer has so much action and I love the heavy head on it. I like to use a strip strip pause technique with the tip of my rod in the water to make sure it is swimming back to you in different water columns by how deep or shallow your tip is in the water.
# 2 streamer to have in your collection is:
This streamer has so much action and I have caught so many nice fish with this pattern. Very good pattern when dealing with picky streamer eating fish.
# 3 Streamer to have in your collection is:
I believe lots of movement and natural movement is the name of this game. That’s why some of my favorite streamers have lots of movement and action. Here is another great streamer to add to your collection.
# 4 Streamer to have in your collection is:
This pattern is light weight and is great for those shallow areas with deep troughs where the fish are holding. Strip, Strip, Strip and then pause that bad boy where you think the trout are holding and then strip, strip, strip again really fast and then pause. Get ready!
# 5 Streamer to have in your collection is:
This sculpin pattern is one of my favorites. I like to play around with the weight on this fly. I’ll add weight to this fly by pinching different size weights to the hook line that runs from the hook to the head of the fly. Sometimes just a little more weight is all it takes to get that picky trout to eat that fly. It changes the movement and depth and I hope it works for you as well.
#6 Streamer to have in your collection is:
This is one of the most simple but effective patterns. I like to experiment with different size barbell weights for the eyes. This pattern gives the fly a very effective jigging like action when stripped back correctly. Have fun with this pattern and get ready for some big hits!
# 7 Streamer to have in your collection is:
If you love fishing the Stillwater river in Montana and the Yellowstone River in Montana. Let me tell you about a pattern that is a day in day out fish smasher. The grinch was first introduced to me by Kory at the Otters Den (now Stillwater Anglers) Kory taught me how to fish this pattern on the stillwater and the Yellowstone and has been one of my favorite streamers ever since. Thanks Kory!
# 8 Streamer to have in your collection is:
What can I say about this streamer?? The belly dancer attracts big fish and works great all year but especially in the fall and winter.
# 9 Streamer to have in your collection is:
Every streamer box needs Buggers in it. It’s one of the most basic but best streamers out there. I have caught more fish on buggers than probably any other streamer out there.
#10 Streamer to have in your collection is:
Talk about a realistic sculpin with some weight! This is a great streamer to get down and dirty in dark places where the big boys live!
I hope this post helps you this fall!! Go out there and catch a big boy trout!!