Go Big or Go Home!
Here at NPA we constantly get blank stares on our customer’s faces when we tell them 0X and huge streamers. It seems that anglers across the west are more use to fishing 6X tippets and size 22 bugs than the latter. That may be the case on busy tailwaters but here in North Park it’s different. We use huge leader and tippet and our flies on average are also very BIG. It goes beyond UN-pressured waters though. As much as we like to think our fish don’t really care, they really do and if you want to tie into one Nasty North Park Brown you must follow the code, Go Big or Go Home! The food that our fish feed on is big including, crayfish, minnows, sculpins, snakes, creek chubs, suckers, baitfish, spiders, hoppers, mice, ants, beetles, and stoneflies which stacks the weight on fast and is a major reason our fish get so Big. With huge food we must use huge flies, and with huge flies we must use huge tippets and leaders. So that’s why we say Go Big or Go Home! Next time you come up the Park stop by and load up on some gnarly tippets, leaders, and flies and go catch a Brown of a lifetime!
Our favorite leaders to fish big streamers are Orvis’s Super Strong Plus leaders in 7.5 ft 0-1X and Umpqua’s Streamer Leader 5ft 16 Pound. These leaders are short and stout making it easier to turn over large bugs and will hold up to the huge strikes this type of fishing produces. Click the link’s to check out some of these leaders in our store. Fish on! NPA