By Chuck Stranahan
The Fly Fishing Journal 

There is still time for streamers


November 2, 2023

Chuck Stranahan, The Fly Fishing Journal

Fish a sculpin pattern deep on a slow, twitchy retrieve for big fall browns.

I had an invitation from a friend to do one last float before he put his boat up for the season.

The weather was due to turn cloudy and cool. We were looking for a blue-winged olive mayfly hatch to bring some fish o the top, and a day of fry fly fishing to top off our season.

Before our schedules cleared, a midweek chance of rain prediction morphed into four inches of snow and a stretch of chilly – or downright cold – days to go with it. I used to be up for launching and loading a raft in those of conditions. I rejoiced in being up for anything, plunging myself into whatever challenge...

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