We are now heading towards the winter months and I find myself thinking more about using my Switch rod , casting heavy sink tips and swinging flies ! I tend to use unweighted streamers these days when swinging flies , especially on the Clutha river where I spend most of my time over the winter months fishing . Due to the heavier grained Skagit lines and fast sinking tips that are required to get your fly down into the "bingo" zone I see little point in weighting the flies . A favorite knot that I use to attach my streamers to my tippet is the Non Slip Loop Knot or also known as Lefty Kreh'sLoop Knot , this knot allows a very strong fixed loop in the end of the line. Because the loop doesn't grip the eye of your fly , it creates a flexible join and allows a more natural action to your streamer , making it more life like in the water.
Unweighted hot head rabbit streamers , perfect for attaching to your tippet using the Non -Slip Knot and swinging on your favorite river or stream.