The "Slip-Strip" Method for Trout Streamers

May 23, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Guide Chad Betts shares a little secret for stripping streamers: “The flies are cast accross the current into the shallows and other fishy looking places and retrieved as it drifts by stripping line in, creating a realistic darting action. Our trip was a relaxing mix of floating downstream and casting to likely spots or anchoring and casting using what Betts calls a ‘slip-strip’ method for the retrieve. That means a steady rhythmic alternating pattern of a strip followed by a release of line, strip-release, strip-release.” Howard Meyerson on MLive.com.