Nantahala River Streamer Fly Fishing NC
Nantahala river streamer fly fishing can be the perfect method for netting large brown trout. Here are a few picks from the show FFTV to air on Feb. 11. We filmed for a few days on the Nantahala River with Gary and Wanda Taylor, Ken Kastorff, Gene Hering, and Kelly Galloup. What a great bunch of folks to be out on the water in the fall of the year. We made a team effort to get some streamer footage for the show. Here are a few pics of my buddies Gary Taylor and Kelly Galloup.
The conditions were tough for sure with a cold front the first day and a full moon on top of that! The other fun factor for the few days on the water was the abundance of “leaf confetti”. That is usually the norm of fall streamer fly fishing. The northwest winds blew plenty hard enough for bringing in the cooler and drier air. Despite these hardships, we did manage a nice brown during the first hour of the first day.
Learn about Conditions to Streamer Fish
Kelly switched streamer patterns up throughout the day as this was fun for a little R&D on the water. Activity for streamer fishing is heavily dependent on the conditions. Activity for streamer fishing is heavily dependent on the conditions. The best way to learn conditions that are favorable would be to document your angling trips with a journal and keep notes on factors such as wind direction, barometric pressure, water temps, amount of light, water clarity, moon phases, insect hatches, and many other things! Kelly hooked up some beautiful wild fish throughout the day.
The box Kelly is holding open here was packed with some incredible streamers. We had a great time discussing trigger mechanisms of patterns, fly design theory, timing, and many other topics on and off the water. Check out his blog site at the Slide Inn. Kelly has a new 200grain streamer line available through Scientific Anglers. He also worked on developing a new streamer rod for St. Croix last year which can handle the heavy abuse of throwing some serious weight. We had a great few days of camaraderie with the group.