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Micro streamer colors - which one works for you?

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#1 Lucian.Vasies


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:32 AM

Hi guys, 


I have a question regarding colors for  streamers. I use micro streamer to catch grayling, chub, perch and black bass. Sometimes trout because  where I fish I go often to catch grayling. I noticed that rust and black works great but natural grey color and olive not so fantastic. I didn't had so many fish to make a conclusion but I'm curios which are your favorite colors when we talk about  zonker streamers.


These bellow are tied on size #14 hook with squirrel  strips. I had more fish on  orange-rusty  and rare on natural grey:




Thanks for sharing your opinion :)


#2 Dave G.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 06:12 AM

Nice little streamers !


I have the best luck with purple, then black,  and sometimes white. I use rabbit though. I think pink would be good, I actually want to try pink zonkers but its just a hunch.. My hooks are a little bit longer than yours, just long enough to get a little orange tag on and a few wraps of silver tinsel around the hook. You could try a little bunch of what ever color you choose crystal flash or similar off the tail,tied in before the zonker strip goes on. I've had some luck with that.

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#3 ben bell

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:26 AM

hi Lucian..i love these type of flies..mainly #10 with bead chain eyes in black or olive on a 4 wt. sink tip line for ALL panfish..i,m going to try the rust color..thanks.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:13 AM


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:03 PM

I don't do a streamer like yours ... but I do like natural colors on most of my flies.

panfish attractor.JPG


That one is lighter in the photo than actual.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:27 PM

Black then olive.  A rusty orange can be useful if you know there are crayfish around, but I've never had much luck with natural gray.

#7 ben bell

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:13 PM

are not some leeches that are rusty orange..



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:40 AM

Bright sunny day with clear water = White, Chartreuse


Dark day or dirty water = Black, Purple, dark Olive or Brown.


I also change out the colors until the response to a color is determined.