Hang here with Rio Products mastermind Simon Gawesworth while he drops solid knowledge on streamer fishing from a boat. This has to be our favorite way to fish for trout. In the upper corner of the Northwest were we’re stationed there’s not nearly as many opportunities for this type of fishing, as say the Rocky Mountain freestones of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, but there are opportunities. It’s a fun way to target some of the larger fish in a river, it’s very visual, and engaging. Often you’re able to track your fly, see fish follow and strike and occasionally they’ll hammer your bug the second it lands, almost like a dry fly eat. Springtime is a great season to throw streamers from a boat, as fish are waking up from their winter slumbers and their appetites are ramping up with the warmer water temperatures and more bug activity.
From Rio: “In this episode of RIO’s “How To” series, RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth shows how to fish a streamer from a drift boat. Simon’s tips and information take the mystery and randomness of streamer fishing away, giving anglers a clear game plan of how best to master streamer fishing from a drift boat.
RIO’s “How To” videos are a series of short films that explain all you need to know to learn a particular way to fish, or cast. Where applicable, each film talks through the gear that you need, shows how to rig the gear, how to read the water, and how to fish that particular technique.
These invaluable lessons for the fly fisher are packed with information and top tips, and each one is bought to you by a RIO employee or a RIO brand ambassador.”