What's your favorite fall streamer?

Kids are back in school. The summer sun has lost its edge. Things are definitely cooling off here in the Rockies. It’s almost time for in-earnest fall fishing.


Around here, that means we’re getting ready for the fall run of browns up the Henry’s Fork and the South Fork and, of course, the big, B-run of steelhead are working their way up the Salmon as I type this (although this year’s run looks to be really, really low, with less than 500 swimming past Lower Granite Dam as of Aug. 21—that’s about 10 percent of the five-year average).


And that, of course, means streamers. Fall is my favorite time of year to swing big flies for big fish.

Egg Sucking Leech

So let’s share. What’s your favorite fall streamer pattern (Tim Flagler ties my favorite in the video above—it's great for fall browns and, farther north, a killer for Dollies and fall rainbows)? Post a photo and recipe here in the comments section of the blog (or a link to the recipe). I’ll pick a handful of the best posts and feature them here on the blog.


Then, I’ll send those posters some TU swag, and maybe we’ll all learn how to tie some new flies this fall.



— Chris Hunt



said on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

I'm a big fan of the Black Ghost. I don't tie myself, so I found a link to a post about tying it. You can see one I used to hook into a nice Rainbow in the left side middle of the photo attached. #keepemwet

Link to Tying


said on Thursday, August 31st, 2017

I tie the the Egg Sucking Leach  on a 4 or 2 hook. I use both black and purple. The first time I fly fished was on Prince of Wales Island off the Alaskan coast. In an hour with this fly I caught Dollies, large Rainbows and a Coho Salmon.  


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