..This is our own "Perfect Fly"
.pattern of a more realistic
.version of a sculpin. It works
.well in clear water during low
.light conditions or slightly
.stained water.
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.this fly
This Fancy Bugger has a lot of
movement in the water. It has
just enough flash for the trout to
take it for a sculphin when the
water in slightly stained or during
low light conditions.
Flies: Streamers
........................                 ... Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
This sculpin is of typical size for
Yellowstone. They are imitated with
streamer flies which can be very effective
especially for larger fish.
Selecting a streamer is a matter of  
choosing the right size, shape and
Streamers are designed to imitate a
variety of food trout eat. Minnows, bait
fish, sculpin, and leeches are some of
the main things.
There are two basic mistakes you can
make with any imitation, especially a
streamers which are more like lures than
a flies. One, is that you can present it
such that the fish can't see it at all or two,
you can present it such that the fish get
too good of a look at it. If the fish can see
that it is not anything alive that they want
to eat, they are not going to eat it.
Somewhere between these two
extremes (can't see it at all or see it too
well) is the ideal situation.
Look at your streamer in the water close
to you while it is moving through the
water just like you are going to present it.
Imagine that if you were a trout, would
you be able to see it? If so, would you be
able to see well enough to determine it
was a fake? The objective is to select
and present one that you can just barely
see, depending on the amount of light
penetration (time of day, sky conditions,
cloudy, overcast or bright sunshine-clear
water, stained water or muddy water).  
The idea is for the trout to see it just
enough to be fooled into thinking it is a
real live creator it wants to eat. By the
way, what works one hour may not work a
few hours later. As light conditions
change due to clouds, shade, etc you
should change the shade of color of your
streamer not to make it very obvious but
to make it just visible enough for the trout
to get a glimpse of it.

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Streamer Flies We

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Click below for a list of
flies for Yellowstone:
This White Streamer was not
designed to specifically  imitate
anything we know of that swims
in Yellowstone. We are showing
it only because it does a good
job of imitating small bait fish
when the water is high and
stained heavily.  During these
conditions, the trout should only
be able to get a passing glimpse
of the fly.  We only recommend it
only for heavily stained water.
This Mudler Minnow Fly  is good
reasons. In the water, moving along
the bottom, it looks like a sculpin.
Brown Trout frequently fall for
streamer flies
Angie with a nice brown trout
taken on a "Perfect Fly"  Black
Bugger Leech
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Our Perfect Fly Black Matuka Sculpin
Our Perfect Fly Olive Bugger Leech
Our Perfect Fly Olive Bugger Leech
with a Bead Head
Our Perfect White Marabou Sculpin
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