Dead-Drifting Streamers (7 of 13)
Molly: Proved me wrong.
Tom: Proved you wrong. I think that's a fish. No. Yeah, it is.
Molly: Is it?
Tom: It's a good fish. Yeah.
Molly: It is.
Tom: I thought it was a snag.
Molly: So did I.
Tom: Oh, nice fish.
Molly: Rod tip up, head up. Beautiful. Yoo Hoo.
Tom: Marvelous. Okey doke.
Tom: Yellowstone River brown trout.
Molly: Look at how yellow the fins are.
Molly: Aren't they beautiful?
Tom: It's a beautiful fish.
Molly: Ha. Yes. That's what I wanted for Tom.
Tom: Nice. Thank you, Molly.
Tom: You can also fish a streamer or a streamer with a dropper nymph on the end under a strike indicator. This is often a deadly technique on fish that won't take a streamer fished in a conventional manner. OK. Molly, we've got a streamer and a nymph. How are we going to fish this?
Molly: This is a great combination. We're going to fish this streamer in a dead drift. Lots of mends. Hopefully, the fish will be attracted to the streamer and then maybe eat the smaller nymph or eat the streamer. It's a double. And it works really well.
Tom: And are we going to have to use an indicator?
Molly: I really like these cork strike indicators because they float really well, and they've got a little bit of weight to them. They cast well. The other kind is this balloon type, and I just don't think they cast as well, but they do float well so I like both of these. [music plays] That was awesome.
Tom: That was weird.
Molly: He attacked it.
Tom: That was really strange.
Molly: In two feet of water.
Tom: I know, and he ate that streamer, I don't know, he ate it like a dry fly. Like he thought it was am offer falling in or something. Wow. That's a nice fish, too. Wow. That fish was in shallow water. My God. We could have caught him on a dry. I remember when I was a kid reading books, there was this book I had about Dan Bailey catching Yellowstone brown trout ...
Molly: Well, you're doing it now, Tom.
Tom: ... and, you know, I just have this vivid image of Dan Bailey with this beautiful butter-colored brown trout and that picture stuck with me for years.
Molly: Oh my ...
Tom: Man, did he eat that, too.
Molly: ... look at his head.
Tom: In shallow, shallow water. Wow.