The complete guide to streamer fly fishing and tying.
Some anglers think stripping a Woolly Bugger across-stream is the only way to fish streamers, but like dry-fly anglers matching the hatch, as a streamer angler you need to understand the behavior and characteristics of the creatures you're imitating if you want to be successful.
Strip-Set is a comprehensive streamer fly fishing and tying book which includes new approaches for trout, steelhead, musky, and bass, with over 450 detailed photos and illustrations. Anglers of all levels can learn from Daniel's thorough knowledge on the exciting world of streamer fishing and develop a set of skills which will be effective anywhere in the world.
- Patterns from several modern streamer tying masters, including Blane Chocklett, Kelly Galloup, Rich Strolis, Thomas Harvey, Ben Furimsky, Mike Schmidt, and more.
- Step-by-step photos to help you master casting and presentation.
- Sections on reading the water, trout behavior, equipment, casting, and night fishing.
Many of the patterns you'll tie in Strip-Set use Fish-Skull® fly tying materials such as the Articulated Fish-Spine™ (we recommend getting the starter pack), the Articulated Shank™ (35 mm), Baitfish Heads™, the Fish-Mask™ (size #10), the Sculpin Helmet™, and Living Eyes™.
George Daniel is a former manager of TCO Fly Shop and the author of the best-selling book Dynamic Nymphing. He's the owner and operator of Livin' on the Fly, a fly fishing educational/guide company based near his home in Lamar, Pennsylvania. George also conducts fly fishing seminars and clinics across the country. George is a former competitor and captain for Fly Fishing Team USA, and former head for the US Youth Fly Fishing Team. He's also a contributing editor for Fly Fisherman magazine and has written articles for American Angler and Fly Tyer. George lives on the banks of his favorite trout stream with his wife and two children.
- "George doesn't just stick to the usual way of doing things. He doesn't leave well enough alone. He experiments, he tinkers, he plays with and breaks convention, and he forces people outside their comfort zones - all in an effort to catch more fish."
- from the foreword by Donald J. Trump Jr.
"Catching big, predatory fish on the fly has never been more popular in our sport's history than it is today. With this added popularity, streamer anglers have a greater need for information. I can't think of a better time for a new streamer book to come around. George Daniel's tenacious approach to angling surely shines through in Strip-Set."
"George's ability to interpret each angling situation and to adapt the best plan of attack to catch fish makes him one of the best anglers I've met. George's skill in conveying his on the water experience into text and pictures from which we anglers can absorb and learn sets George apart as one of fly fishing's most rousing authors."
-Lance Egan, Western Field Editor, Fly Fisherman
"George is the kind of streamer angler that you pause your own fishing just to watch. I've witnessed him dissect a small stream when no one was catching trout. And I've seen him work big water all day as perfectly as I imagine it can be done (and catch a magnificent brown trout). He is a streamer expert."
-Josh Greenburg, owner and operator of Gates Lodge