A new season is in front of us. What will happen in the next months? I’m really looking forward for new experiences! :-)
If you like the Zonker Streamer on the picture, just check out my tying videos on YouTube.
I fish the LaSku Streamer since some years now and it brought me some really nice fish. I’ve used it for perch, trout, asp, and chub. It’s very easy to tie, it’s durable and looks even better under water. The Fish Skull gives it a nice jigging effect and in stronger current some depth. From time to time, you should give it a brush to straighten the Laser Dub, so it looks great again. Maybe you’ll like it as much as I do. Have fun tying and trying!
New fly tying video of the superb “Burner” is online on YouTube .I’ve already made a photo step by step on my blog long time ago, but when I was tying yesterday, I put on the camera. The result is quite ok, a bit shaky, but still good enough to show. I hope you like the video and THE BURNER as much as I do. It’s one of my favourite patterns of all flies I’ve created over the past years.
When it’s getting colder, I like to fish for perch with popper-sytyle flies. I don’t fish them the normal way on the surface as a topwater fly. I use a super fast sinking line and attach just a short piece of mono or fc with a length between 100-50 cm to the front loop as a leader/tippet. The popper will float above the sinking line. The height it floats depends on the length of the tippet and on the current. The current will push the popper down.
You should cast the line out and give it time to sink to the bottom. When you strip the line in, the popper swims towards the bottom. If you do a pause, the popper will rise towards the surface again. How often you strip and pause depends on the water you fish and the situation.
A very good fly even in murky water, because it makes a lot of shock waves. It also works great, when you have an uneven bottom and the risk to loose a normal streamer is very high.