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Hog Snare Streamer – Rich Strolis

I can think of quite a few spots I’d love to swing this BAF in some current. Rich is pretty masterful when it comes to streamer design and with the new products coming available such as the Flymen Fishing Co. Articulated Shanks, it makes his job easier and more interesting. You probably won’t be knocking out many of these over an hour, but the promise of hogs on the end of your line should help keep you motivated to tie a few of these to try out. Lots if material on the streamer, but note the finished profile in the water with a larger front profile tapering down to the third shank.

Hog Snare Streamer from Richard Strolis on Vimeo.

Rear Hook: Gamakatsu SP11-3L3H 32
Middle: 35mm articulated shank
Front Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #1/0
Thread: UTC 140
Tail: Marabou and schlappen fluff
Flash: Holographic flash
Body: Ice Dub
Hackle: Schlappen
Wing: Arctic Fox
Collar: Laser dub
Head: Laser dub
Barring: Crazy Legs
Eyes: Small lead eyes


Ice Pick Streamer – Richard Strolis

Rich always has some killer patterns to share, and this is no exception. The barred zonks on the back of this fly will look killer in the sauce, while the Fish Skull will give a sweet realistic profile.

Zonker variation of a streamer utilizing the new Fish Skullz by Flymen Flyfishing. White, yellow, grizzly and orange are some top producers. An easy streamer pattern that works very well.

I wouldn’t exactly call this an “easy” streamer with the spun dubbing and legs, but if you sub out the custom spun dubs for some cactus, estaz or crystal chenille, that brings it back into novice territory. The Fish Skull really puts a nice finish on the pattern.


The “Ice-Pick” Streamer from Richard Strolis on Vimeo.


Articulated Muddler

I’ve been seeing a huge increase in the amount of jointed or articulated flies over the past months. Kelly Galluop has an impressive collection including the Sex Dungeon and other titillatingly named hooks. This video is produced by Richard Strolis who you may remember from the Dirt Dart. This fly takes a while to tie, but the result is a chunky, meaty fly ready for big browns, bull trout, pike and bass.

An articulated version of the classic pattern which takes two hooks, a wire articulation point and create an even more movement producing pattern that turns trout inside out. Using the concept of a jointed bait pattern known oh so well by the bait casting community, this fly has it all. Alter the colors and hook sizes to make a slew of fish catching flies that will entice some of the bigger aggressive trout in your waters.

The video is a bit long, but is well worth the time to watch. Get out there and start creating your own articulated creations.