Published Apr 19. 2022 - 2 years ago

The Life of a Fly

A summer of fly fishing poppers in a smallmouth bass creek. Follow Rob as he fishes this wadeable Upstate New York stream in different locations, showing that there are a lot of fly fishing opportunities close to home, and that smallmouth bass are a great species on the fly.

The video follows a season with a popper that Rob ties specifically for the baitfish in the Schoharie Creek. Tying the fly with Estaz and other bright materials, including a red hackle beard to simulate bleeding gills, the fly does well throughout the season. The video starts with the fly tying sequence.

Rob Streeter is an an award winning outdoor writer. His fly fishing articles articles have appeared in national publications including American Angler and Outdoor Life. He also was the outdoor columnist for two Upstate, New York newspapers (Albany Times Union and Amsterdam Recorder) for many years. Rob produced the photos to illustrate many of these articles.

Rob is a lifelong fly fisherman since he started fishing with his first fly rod at age 7. Rob has fished for saltwater species in Florida, and has fished as far north as Alaska. He has fished extensively throughout the Northeast. Rob has also tied flies for the same amount of time and has created fly patterns for trout and warmwater species.

Rob is the author of three fly fishing books including, “The New York Fly-Fishing Guide (Amato Publications), “Warmwater Fly Fishing- Finding and Catching Warmwater Species), and his new book, “The Greats of Adirondack Fly Fishing.” Rob’s new book explores the lives of six anglers who shaped fly fishing in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, including the fly patterns that they developed. The book brings forth tales that need to be told about the way that fly fishing was in the Adirondacks as we strive to return angling to its former glory there.

Rob has also produced two fly fishing DVDs including “Tying. And Fishing for Smallmouth Bass,” and “Tying and Fishing for Panfish.”

Rob’s website is available at . Flies books and DVD's are available on the site.

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Martin Joergensen

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