Single Hook Featherwing Streamers
In 2022 I am adding more single hook patterns that were traditional patterns used over the years as well as some new patterns that are creating a "segmented" look creating the lines that feeding fish see.
Single hook patterns still give that good wounded baitfish look when jigged.
Single hook patterns are good at any when jigged
As a special feature we are showing some of these patterns in an underwater video in a water current. While these videos are not an exact duplicate of what the streamer would look like when trolling because in this case the water is flowing and the streamer is stationary vs when trolling just the opposite conditions exist streamer moving water stationary. Click on pattern to see video.
These underwater videos do give an excellent example of how feathers move in water, which is why featherwing streamers are most effective in form and function. Notice how the feathers separate giving the imitation of a smelt tail.
The less focused view the fish gets either due to stained water or indirect light actually makes the flash feather and body appear as one and as the flash moves it imitates the scale flash that a smelt creates.
These single hook streamers are tunable, actually built on vinyl shrink tubing on the hook that you can rotate slightly. If the streamer is not running upright, maybe leaning a little hold the hook and twist at the head until you get the right look.
Good luck and good fishing!