Streamer fishing on rivers in the UK has never had a following. There is little written material, no books or patterns. Totally different to the UK reservoir fishing scene! A curious point, if you consider that streamer fishing on rivers is practised everywhere else in the world. Contrary to what many people think, streamer fishing is not a chuck and chance it technique, it has its own particular skills, equal to any other fly fishing discipline and importantly, it attracts big, predatory fish. It'll help you improve your 'underwater brain' increasing your ability to spot likely holding zones or lies, instead of relying on tell-tale rise forms.
Kelly Galloup is a legend among those that seek truly large Brown trout. His techniques and fly patterns are radical but they are also extremely productive. Kelly has distilled years of trial and error into two hours of some of the best instructional information available on catching trophy trout. The information is broken down into nine chapters or sections. These chapters are The Predator Theory, Rigging for Streamers, Holding Water, Fishing the Far Bank, Wade Fishing Streamers, Jerk-Strip Retrieve, Boulder & Pocket Water, Mid-River Holding Water, and Streamer Flies for Trophy Trout.
The Swedish video producer Mountain Media has been doing fishing videos for (almost) as long as I can remember… for a long time at least. Many of these videos used to be targeted towards the Swedish market or at least Scandinavia. This has changed in the last few years with excellent internationally aimed productions such as Mayfly Madness, and with this new series where Johan Klinberg takes us on different kinds of fly fishing with internationally renown anglers or local experts, Mountain Media has reached both new heights in their productions as well as a potentially very large audience.