Low Weight Streamers

Sanyo's Lazer Dub is a great low weight/ high bulk material for streamers.
Sanyo’s Lazer Dub is a great low weight/ high bulk material for streamers.

Tying a few flies always clears my head, because like fly fishing, you’ll have better results if you’re in it completely. Simple, low weight streamers are often great for switching from the dry when the bite goes slow and you don’t want to switch up your whole rig just to rip a few streamers. The wool head sculpin tied completely with Sanyo’s Laser Dub is just the ticket for a fast and effective tie. It can be tied unweighted, or with as many wraps of lead wire underneath as you wish. Tying in a few wraps of lead at the front can get these flies down quick without too much bulk, and impart some diving action. A lesser used technique that is worth a try is tying in some weight only at the rear of the fly where it can add a different action to your retrieve. Simple patterns allow for variation and experimentation, and can be just the ticket to opening up innovation at the tying bench.

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