As I was getting my gear together, these three came fairly close to check me out.
Even though I wanted to try some top-water poppers, the air and water temperature were cool and I thought I better stick with streamers. I started the day throwing Ted’s purple & white. I used a 12′ sink leader with some 0X fluoroflex running off of that.
The nice thing is that even though the purple & white is a larger streamer with a big hook, I did not get it caught on the bottom in the shallow areas too often. After working my way up stream with no luck, I came upon some slack water with a big cliff dropping straight into the water. I threw the fly against the bank a few times and then this guy charged out and slammed the streamer. He gave me a really nice fight.
After picking up a few fish on the famous purple & white, things started to slow down. I decided to switch to my tried and true: bead head rubber leg brown wooly bugger (which we have custom tied for D&H) in a size 4. The bugger did not let me down and I picked up four smallies on that fly. I had to get off the stream and go meet a customer to work on his casting for an upcoming Bahamas trip. Not a bad day on a local stream; all fish were between 13-15″ except for one youngster.
If you want to try the purple & white, stop in the shop. Ted has tied up a mess of them.
If you come into the shop, ask us to show you what line and leaders we use for a successful day on the stream.