Master Class Monday: How to Fish Jig-Head Streamers


There are times when conventional fly-fishing techniques won’t get your fly deep enough, especially in heavy water. This is the time to use a heavy jig-head streamer, combined with either a Power Taper floating line or a fast-sinking line like the Depth Charge. The object is to get your fly as quickly as possible into deep pools and runs where other fly-fishing methods just can’t get your fly. Dave Jensen shows you how to do it–the method is not pretty, but it is deadly on large brown and rainbow trout.

Watch for further installments of Master Class Monday every week here at Orvis News, in the Advanced Tactics playlist our You Tube Channel, and on the new Advanced section of our Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center.

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