Fishing the Streamer -The Wide World of “Chucking Meat”

The easiest way for me to describe a streamer is a fly fishing lure made of different materials, usually feathers and fur, and is tied on a long shank hook with some sort of weighted head, bead, or barbell eyes. Most streamer patterns for trout are made to resemble a minnow or sculpin(pictured below). In my opinion, fishing a streamer, …

Fly Fishing Catalina Island Part 2

My phone rings at 5:45 a.m. and I instantly thought, “no way, it can’t be the salty dog!” As sure as I love the fly game, it was Rodger! “Hello” I said in a bit of a late night haze. “You guys ready?” He replies with a stern and no nonsense let alone waiting kind of tone. “Yes sir, we …

Fly Fishing Catalina Island Part 1

Another jaunt down to southern California we went for the usual Christmas trip to visit Allison’s family in Long Beach. It’s always a pleasure to get out of the northwest just for a week or two to soak up the sun somewhere, even though it’s LA county….I really don’t like big cities, pollution, litter or crime, unfortunately you can’t choose …