They look like bigger ones, fancy flies, however while driving (hauling) in the water, their appearance changes and predatory fish see them as small fish in bursts. Some of their shapes closely imitate the shape of fish. They are also very differently made. Streamers are tied like this, even in the water, in the idle phase, their feathers remained in the same position as when they were dry. While moving, they should adhere to the torso, so that the bait gets slimmer, fish-like shape. With alternating lead rhythm, the streamer works very effectively to provoke the fish to attack. This lure is effective for catching practically all predatory fish. The method of fishing is basically the same as standard spinning. Streamer fishing also allows you to run slowly – which, however, does not reduce its effectiveness – and can therefore be used: in reduced visibility (quite cloudy water etc.), in the colder seasons, when the reflexes of predators are partially dulled. Good results can also be achieved in waters, in which the usual spinning and fly fishing methods are often used. For fishing you need to use a more durable rod with hard action and a sinking line with a suitable line underlay – in case of taking a larger predator. The size of the hooks should depend on the type of fish caught; for catching salmonids we use hooks with numbers 4-6, for illness, pike, etc.. even 1/0-2/0. The streamer fishing technique is partly in line with the wet technique
housefly: the lure after casting and sinking to the bottom should be gradually attracted. We throw towards the opposite bank, sometimes obliquely against the tide. An angler who does not use the fly fishing technique can use a delicate ordinary rig with a bait weight to fish with a streamer. (the weight should be placed around 30 cm in front of the bait).
Similar rules apply to the use of bucktails streamers, tied with dark animal hair and do not change their original shape in the water. The same size hooks are used here, what about regular streamers.
Especially for fishing on the bottom or just above it, you can recommend lures imitating some types of occasional fish food (e.g.. earthworms). I am talking about jig lures”, the structure of which can be varied (feathers, bristles, plastic, etc.). So-called optical flies (Optics flying) they are basically streamers, in which – in order to improve their effectiveness – an additional element was applied: shiny pearl head.