Streamer fishing on rivers in the UK has never had a following. There is little written material, no books or patterns. Totally different to the UK reservoir fishing scene!
Contrary to what many people think, streamer fishing is not a chuck and chance it technique, it has its own particular skills, equal to any other fly fishing discipline. Importantly, it attracts big, predatory fish and is an Essential Skill for every river fisher's armoury.
Streamer fishing on the Wharfe gave me my best two fish on any Dales river. One, a wild fish of 20 inches! I didn't weigh it, but I'd guess it was around 2 ¾ pounds. It took a 2 ½ inch Snappy Poodle. I doubt that you'd have interested this fish with a size 16 Partridge and Orange!
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