Swim Coach Streamer

Swim Coach Streamer
There’s a lot to this beautiful streamer, but every element has a purpose. It looks full and mobile, it sinks and swims like it should, and it’s easier to cast than most “kitchen sink” tandem streamers. (Charlie Craven photo)

A streamer that moves like a champ

It’s no secret that I abhor overdressed fly patterns, especially streamers. The proliferation of tie-everything-you-own to a couple of hooks, lash them together, and add some lead eyes makes me just plain bristle, to put it lightly.

I don’t like the design method, and I don’t like the results either. Overdressed flies don’t swim as well, don’t sink as properly, and certainly don’t cast effectively, and these are all major considerations when designing and tying a new pattern.

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