We are all familiar with the Pass Lake wet/dry fly. Here is the streamer pattern.
This is a slight variation of a Bob Hunt pattern for streams like the Brule. We floated the Brule from Stone Bridge down to Big Lake in canoes. We took turns casting into the shaded banks and downed- trees along the shoreline trying to drop it as close to the edge as possible. We would let it sink slightly and then strip it back to the canoe. It worked well.
Although it works all over and in all kinds of water, I think of the Pass Lake Streamer as my “Up North” brook trout pattern.
- Hook: Nymph and Streamer, TMC 5263, perfect bend, down eye, 2X heavy, 3X long, forged, bronze.
- Size: #12 Thread: 8/0 Red
- Tail: Golden Pheasant tippet section.
- Weight: .020 Lead free wire.
- Body: Midge Cactus Chenille or 3 strands of peacock herl.
- Wing: White Calf Tail or Imitation Polar Bear.
- Hackle: Brown Hen Hackle.