Jigged Streamer for a Euro Rig by Lance Egan
Lance Eagan knows more about nymphing than most, and on top of that he’s a guide with serious creds. So, when my friend called to say she’d like to try one of his flies. I read about why a top nymphing expert went with a jigging streamer in Euro-rig – I loved Egan’s reasoning and glad I bought in.
The fly is beyond easy to tie, but I found out the choice of the hook and bead played mightily in the success. It’s a bomb fly, so down “she” goes right now.
Jigged streamers need to be heavy.To be successful the fly needs to have a rapid sink rate, and be heavy enough to stay in contact as you animate the fly throughout the drift.A regular streamer with average size bead is likely not heavy enough to get down and keep in contact to detect strikes.I recommend you carry jigged streamers in a range of weights so you can adapt to various river conditions. — Lance Egan
• Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook – 10
• Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier – Black
• Bead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads – Silver – 4.0mm
• Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou – Black (UV)
• Weight: Lead Wire Spool – .015 – use non-lead.
• Body: Medium UV Polar Chenille – Black