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Lake: Cheesman Reservoir

Need Some fly advice

Post By: Domvaughn      Posted: 9/19/2017 2:48:09 PM     Points: 200    
Hey guys thinking of going up to Cheesman this next weekend and hucking some streamers. Was wondering if anybody had any tips for us. My buddies last trip before he takes off for TBS. Neither of us have really fished streamers any advice would be awesome!
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: 9/19/2017 7:29:21 PM     Points: 154    
Black woolly buggers and mix up your retrieves from long slow ones to short fast ones. Just keep trying different retrieves until you get the results your looking for. Also make the longest cast you can make to cover the most water possible. When I fish streamers I try to locate the active fish so move around on the shore don't wait for the fish to come to you. I have never been to Cheesman but this should work for those smallies and trout in there. Olive and brown woolly buggers work good too.
 Reply by: Domvaughn      Posted: 9/20/2017 5:38:15 AM     Points: 200    
Thanks for the info!!!
 Reply by: wickedfisha      Posted: 9/20/2017 6:51:31 AM     Points: 1485    
My favorite all-time fly is a black baby bugger (beadhead), size 12 or 14. You can strip it like a conventional streamer, but I prefer to work it back with little twitches and a generally slowish retrieve. It doesn't need to be worked fast, because it isn't sinking very quickly.
 Reply by: wildtrouter      Posted: 9/20/2017 7:11:42 AM     Points: 150    
I'm a big fan of articulated streamers.......keep an eye out for redds as the brownie's are getting it on. Good luck and have a good time!
 Reply by: Jacob J      Posted: 9/20/2017 7:46:07 AM     Points: 1591    
For two seasons in a row I've had a great success with olive colors.
With or without beads. Pistol petes as well. With sparkling thread or no glitters. Sizes 12 to 16.

Slow retrieves or twitching. Sometimes getting bites on the pauses after twitch, when fly is falling.