Aldo, fun is what its about for me. Looking to add to the fun this year with a new 10' 3wt and 175 grn opst...
Nice video compilation and a nice collection of browns and rainbows. Your rivers look a lot like the ones I haunt here in CO, though you seem to have better flows than we do (especially this year). You mentioned that you were using 2 and 3" streamers. Any particular colors/patterns that worked best for you? I've only been using a Spey rod since this spring but so far the best colors/patterns for me seem to be black trout intruders, black modified slump busters (replacing the regular hook with an intruder-style free hook), and brown/yellow/orange trout intruders.
Thanks FishDr. I also like the shank/stinger platform for down and across. Here is my go-to dummy-proof swing fly (hard to tie one that won't function well, pretty snag free, materials don't foul, hooks fish of all sizes). In the low light of early morning I usually start with the black/blue version:
hook shank: streamer hook broken at 1.25" to 1.5" (I file down the end)
stinger: Gamakatsu walleye wide gap #6 or drop shot #4
(I attach it with dacron loop tight to rear of the shank)
skirt and collar: spun black marabou feather (or schlappen hackle works)
body: black chenile
rib: blue sparkle braid
tail: piece of light tan yarn
The olive version is the same but with light olive chenille, sculpin-olive collar/skirt, and flat gold tinsel for ribbing. The tan one I like for in brighter conditions. A little more involved but based on the same idea.
These 3 have been pretty consistent for me on various rivers using a slow butt-first swing with a sinktip. I think it does depend like you mentioned on a having a good flow with some force. If the river's feeling too sluggish I would probably go more broadside and add action, using a more typical trout streamer.