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The Norwegian Streamer Series
by André Brun

Five streamers with 'forage fish colors' and plenty of swimming action 


 

THE NORWEGIAN STREAMER SERIES really works fine for brown trout, not only in Norway. Here are some letters! 
Hello Andrè. 
The 2.Sculpin worked! I am the Italian that goes to fish the Glomma. I was there in July. The water was low and warm and during the day I caught usually small grayling. For the big ones I had to wait the night. But also in daytime with a lot of light I could catch some nice trout (all about 1 kilo) with your 2.Sculpin. Every day 1- 2 trout.Take care,Renato Bugelli 

Dear André,

Towards the end of last season (September here in Scotland ) I began experimenting with streamers in my local river. I was very impressed with your designs for baitfish and have been using them almost exclusively. Results have been quite good. No outsize fish but a couple much bigger than the average (and a couple of rare sea trout). Best wishes and tight lines

Simon

Hi Andre,yesterday I tried a new fly - the Norwegian Streamer in sculpin-style. On your web site I got some inspiration to tie a nearly unweighted fly which should fish just below the surface.
The result was a brown-trout of 55 cm and over 2 kg. Many regards & tight lines Thomas Lehmann

Hej! Tack för en fantastisk film. Har bundit dina mönster tillsammans med min son (14 år) i ett par år och haft stor framgång. Fiskade med dina streamers i Hattfjelldals kommun i somaras och fick 3 öringar på 3,6, 3,2  och den tredje var i den klassen men så trött att den fick gå tillbaka utan vägning. Alla på din öringimmitation. 
Har köpt filmen och är nyfiken på hur du binder den musimmitation som visas. Hur är den bunden?
Med vänliga hälsningar
Michael Eldborn, Sverige

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for the great streamer patterns you have on your web page. Two years ago I started fishing streamers whole heartedly, and the size of fish I’ve caught since is much larger than before. 
Thanks again, this pattern is great, I have many friend asking me to tie some for them.
Matt Nicol

 

ABOUT THE NORWEGIAN STREAMER SERIES

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"Big fish eat small fish with as much right as they have power". Philosopher Benedictus de Spinoza:

The streamers in The Norwegian Streamer Series are imitations of common forage fish with a realistic silhouette and plenty of swimming action. The five streamers in the series are:

1.Trout
2.Sculpin
3.Minnow
4.Grayling
5.Char
They are consistent flies for both lake and stream predators, such as trout and char. Even a huge grayling may hook up on you with one of these. Use the 5.Char in rivers and lakes with char or a char/trout population. The 2.Sculpin imitation is found to be the all purpose streamer of the series, but the 3.Minnow imitation shown on the pictures is also a great streamer for trout and has caught some 5-6lb brown trouts and even one over 7lb - choose the streamer to tie on by asking yourself: What kind of small fish species are swimming around in the lake, pond, stream or river you're going to fish. 

These flies are really some fine imitations of forage fish. And to say it like this: I am a dedicated dry fly fisherman, but when you get that vibrating strange feeling inside, that feeling you get after years and years in the same situation...just knowing that this hour is streamer hour, you feel that the only right choice is to put on a...yeah, small fish imitation...
Wonderful...

 

 

 

 

 

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Huge trout on the 1.Trout streamer!

How to:

1)

Tie in two grizzly marabou feathers pointing toward each other for the tail (lenght: half the hook shank).

 

 

2)

Dub a rough and translucent body of antron.

 

 

3)

Tie in a couple of peaces of red wool yarn to form the gills. Tie in 3-4 herls for the underwing (lenght: half the lenght of the tail).

 

 

4)

Tie in the overwing in the same lenght as the underwing (half the lenght of the tail). Then tie in the sides: Lenght of hook shank. 

 

 

5)

For the head I spin a dubbing loop of Grizzly marabou and wrap it to form a large head as shown on the picture. Clip to shape and whip- finish. 

 

 

Tip: 

In any bag of Grizzly Marabou feathers, there are some rather bad feathers, some good - and some great feathers! AND you are able to use them all, but for different purposes. 

The bad ones  are easily recognized by their undeveloped shape - or they are way too stiff. Both these types are no good for a swimming lively wing in these streamers. 

The great feathers on the other hand, are soft, and has a really fine marabou- feeling to them. These are the ones you would select to form the wing. 

The bad feathers are no waist though. These are the feathers to use to spin the head on the streamers, and that works just fine for this purpose! So no feathers are waisted here.  

 

THE 5 STREAMERS IN THE SERIES

1. Trout

Hook

: Mustad R74, #4-8

Tail

: Natural Grizzly Marabou

Body

: White Antron dubbing

Gills

: Red wool (or mohair) yarn

Underwing

: 4-5 Peacock herls

Overwing

: Olive Grizzly Marabou

Sides : Golden yellow marabou/ grizzly marabou
Head : Olive Grizzly Marabou
 

 

2. Sculpin

Hook

: Mustad R74, #4-8

Tail

: Tan Grizzly Marabou

Body

: White Antron dubbing

Gills

: Red wool (or mohair) yarn

Underwing

: 4-5 Peacock herls

Overwing

: Tan Grizzly Marabou

Sides : Tan Grizzly Marabou
Head : Tan Grizzly Marabou
 

 

3. Minnow

Hook

: Mustad R74, #6-10

Tail

: Olive Grizzly Marabou

Body

: Cream yellow Antron dubbing

Gills

: Red wool (or mohair) yarn

Underwing

: 4-5 Peacock herls

Overwing

: Olive Grizzly Marabou

Sides : Olive Grizzly Marabou 
Head : Olive Grizzly Marabou
 

 

4. Grayling

Hook

: Mustad R74, #4-8

Tail

: Natural Grizzly Marabou

Body

: White Antron dubbing

Gills

: Red wool (or mohair) yarn

Underwing

: 4-5 Peacock herls

Overwing

: Natural Grizzly Marabou

Sides : Natural Grizzly Marabou 
Head : Natural Grizzly Marabou
 

 

5. Char

Hook

: Mustad R74, #4-8

Tail

: Olive Grizzly Marabou

Body

: Cream yellow Antron dubbing

Gills

: Red wool (or mohair) yarn

Underwing

: 4-5 Peacock herls

Overwing

: Olive Grizzly Marabou

Sides : Red Marabou/ Grizzly Marabou 
Head : Olive Grizzly Marabou

The hook I use is a 2x heavy/ 4x long from the Mustad Signature Series. 
Before that I used to tie the Norwegian Streamer Serie on a M79580 hook in the same sizes. 

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On this picture I've taken a 2,5 kg. brown trout on the 3.Minnow streamer.

 

André © Brun

 

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