A general purpose streamer that imitates baitfish.

How to Fish

In lakes, use a sinking line and a count-down-and-retrieve or slow retrieve presentation. Vary the retrieve until you find what works best at the moment: slow and steady, fast, strip-and-pause, or quick, short two-inch strips. Also, a wind drift tactic works well. Fish at all depths until you find the right one, but most of the time you should be fishing somewhere between two to six feet deep.

Streamers are also very effective in rivers, especially in the fall if you're on a river that holds brown trout. Let the fly drift near the bottom; or cast so it drifts under a cutbanks, then strip it fast.

HOOK: 3X Heavy, 4X Long, Straight eye. E.g., TMC 9394 or equivalent. Size 4-8.

THREAD: 6/0 to match body

UNDERBODY: Lead wire or equivalent in the middle of the hook shank

BODY: Pearl Diamond Braid

DORSAL AND VENTRAL WINGS: White rabbit strips, Zonker-style

ACCENT: Flashabou strands

EYES: Prismatic stick-ons

HEAD: Coat with epoxy (Devcon 5 Minutes epoxy or equivalent).