The year of the Streamer

Frenzy Trip 2012 the year of the streamer.

The past weekend we had our annual Fly Fishing Frenzy trip.  Every year the same group of guys get together and spend about a week in Montana and Idaho fly fishing.  This go around we had a smaller number of guys but still just as fun.  We started the week off right by fishing the Henry’s Fork around the Saint Anthony area. We didn’t have the best of luck there but the water and scenery were great and we actually ran into a few Moose.  After that stretch we fished the outlet on Henry’s Lake.  We had an amazing time sight fishing and targeting the big Cutts.  After that and over the next few days we fished in and out of West Yellowstone area.  We hit the main Madison River, Hebgen Lake, Grayling Creek and the couple other smaller rivers.    This year we fished about %80 of the time with what we like to call “Big and Nastys” aka “Meat” or commonly known, streamers.  This year was for sure the year of the streamer.  Even though we could have had some amazing numbers of fish caught we wanted to work hard for the chance to get the big dawg of the river.  We did end up landing a few very nice fish that slammed our streamers.  I have come to a conclusion that streamer fishing is extremely addictive and even above that is the addiction to buy every tasty and nasty streamer you see in a fly shop.  Below are some pics of the streamers we used and some of the fish that graced us with their presence.  Most of these flies are Kelly Galloup streamers.

Streamers used:

Bling Bling Pearl and Gold 

coffeys  sparkle minnow bling bling

bling bling gold streamer fly

Barley Legal 

barely legal streamer fly

Circus Peanut Olive and Black

circus peanut streamer fly

Peanut Envy Black/Olive

peanut envy streamer fly

Galloup’s SDungeon Black

fly fishing streamers in montana

fly fishing streamers in montana

fly fishing streamers in montana

fly fishing streamers in montana

fly fishing streamers in montana

fly fishing streamers in montana

fly fishing streamers in montana

 

 

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13 Responses to “The year of the Streamer”

  1. the river damsel Says:

    Awesome report…I’m headed up there soon! I am ready to be addicted to streamers!

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    Call me and i will let you know of a few spots we hit that were awesome.

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  2. Kyle Says:

    Nice work! We’ve been doing pretty good on the streamers as well. The “legs for days” from Carolina Fly has been my best producer.

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    i would love to see a picture of that fly….i am addicted to them, can’t get enough.

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  3. mike doughty Says:

    in my opinion every year is the year of the streamer. they are the best way to go. unfortunately i’ll have to wait till may to throw anything again

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    Why do you have to wait? I know you are the man with streamers, I need to get your opinion on some of your favorite ones.

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  4. mike doughty Says:

    i have to wait cause i’m in saudi arabia for a year

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    Any water with fish where you are?

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  5. Kyle Says:

    Here is a link.
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.356509304377345.98169.133546283340316&type=3
    I like it tie with black rabbit with uv black polar chenille for the body and black and green sili legs.

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    looks awesome…have you ever tied it articulated?

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    Kyle Reply:

    I haven’t, but I know Thomas the inovator of the fly has. I saw the photo somewhere but I cant find it now. Kind of an upside-down butt monkey. I’me sure it would fish too.

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    no doubt. thanks for the link.

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