Streamers for Rising Trout 2
Sometimes even rising trout can be tough to catch. They may be keyed in on a bug that you don't have a match for or lying in a spot where the drift is impossible.
Occasionally in these situations a streamer can be the answer. Even though they may be primarily eating hatching insects, rising fish are still actively feeding and the opportunity to eat something big like the prey that streamers represent can be too much for them to resist.
When other efforts have failed try to get to a casting position that let's you present the fly across current in front of the fish. Be careful not to land your fly or line too close since streamers often splash a bit. Swing or strip you streamer just under the surface in front of the fish and be ready. The first cast is key and is usually when the strike will come. Good streamers for most of these situations are your basic Bead Head Krystal Buggers, Slumpbusters, Zonkers, and Muddlers. Try this the next time a rising fish has you stumped, it may just work.