Trevor loves fishing streamers for big trout in Chile, and today we present, in detail, the rig that Trevor uses when doing just that. This rig involves a long leader and a bullet-head bass weight – it’s not the easiest to cast and probably isn’t a good choice if you’re new to streamer fishing, but it allows pretty awesome depth and control for folks who have some time with streamers under their belts.
Insider Tip: Trevor catches a lot of big trout on streamers, so maybe you should pay attention.
- Winston BIIx 9 1/2 foot 6 weight. “I like a faster action rod for flinging big flies.”
- Ross Evolution LT #3.
- Scientific Anglers GPX WF #6. “This line is really versatile and works for dries and nymphs as well.”
- 20 pound dacron backing, attached to the spool with an arbor knot.
- Fly line tied directly to the backing using an Albright knot.
- Butt section of the leader tied directly to the front of the fly line using an Albright knot.
- Hand-tied leader consisting of sections of 25, 17, 12 and 10 pound mono, with all sections tied together with blood knots.
- 1/4 oz bullet head bass weight slid onto the leader.
- Black or brown articulated sculpin pattern tied to the leader with a non-slip mono loop.
- “Casting this rig you need to use a very open loop so you don’t cracker the tip of your rod with the lead weight.”
- “I fish black and brown flies a lot, but if the water is muddy, definitely fish black.”
- “Make sure there’s a blood knot about a foot above your fly so the bullet weight doesn’t slide too far up the leader.”