Meat. It's what's for dinner.
As weather turns and temps drop the streamer game starts to ramp up on local waterways and rivers across the west. Trout feed more aggressively in preparation for the long, cold winter. Larger meals of sculpins, leeches, baitfish, and crawdads can pack on some extra calories during for those months when food is less abundant and the metabolism slows down. Fluctuating stream levels from fall rains can wash more food into the streams as well. This is the time of the year when the big dominate fish come back alive looking for a big meal.
If you are new to streamer fishing or need a few pointers we did a basic streamer fishing video a few years back that should get you dialed in. Just like any fly fishing tactic, there are many styles and opinions on what works best. In this short streamer video we go over a few techniques of what we have found to work around Spokane and Coeur d'Alene for streamer fishing.
Check it out and let us know if we can help improve your fall fly fishing techniques!