Backflop Jig streamer fly tying tutorial

Backflop Jig streamer fly tying tutorial

This is my favorite pattern to fish as a streamer on a Euro-nymphing leader. With this method you can dead drift, jig, horizontally jig, or stall the streamer in front of trout for as long as you want. This results in more committed takes from trout instead of the chases and missed short strikes that can be common when casting and stripping streamers.

I tie this pattern overweighted, compared to nymphs, to get it to depth and keep it there between jigging motions. It is slim compared to a lot of streamers to aid in its sink rate but the zonker strip still provides movement that suggests it is alive. I tie the pattern in black, olive, and natural/tan to see which color the trout prefer on the day.


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