Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Traditionally Battenkill

I grew up along the banks of the Battenkill River and still fish there often.  Yesterday Alec & I drifted the trophy section.  It was a day ment for streamer fishing: high off colored water put the nymphing and dry action at almost a standstill; streamers were the ticket.  I like to use traditional Lew Oatman streamer patterns on the Battenkill.  That is where he lived and developed so many patterns that work well today.  I also like to incorporate some of the new- specifically fishing full sinking lines ala' Kelly Galloup style.  Streamers of choice yesterday were the Oatman Battenkill Shiner and the Bunny Sculpin of unknown origin.
A Nice Battenkill Brownie

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