Rich Strolis Streamer Seminar

Ready to take your streamer game to another level? Then don’t miss this opportunity!

Renowned fly tyer and streamer fisherman Rich Strolis will be bringing his big bag of streamer knowledge to the Deerfield Fly Shop for a two-part Streamer Seminar on Oct. 16 and 17, 2020.

Rich will address a vast array of topics, which will give students the tools to leave the class with the ability to go out on their own and have a system in place to effectively fish streamers in a variety of situations. The class has a presentation/open classroom component and an onstream, in-person component with an open atmosphere encouraging participation. Rich will share the insights he has gained through decades of tying and designing highly-effective flies and chasing trophy fish all around the world, including:

  • Proper equipment, species specific, not just trout
  • methods utilized for the wade and float angler 
  • techniques and methods employed
  • fly selection, building a sound fly selection 
  • lines and leaders, what is used for the applicable situations
  • points of interest, reading the water
  • choosing the right fly for the situation you are approaching
  • water conditions, devising a plan based upon the prevailing conditions
  • breaking down the water column
  • seasons and prevailing approaches
  • fly lines, leaders, rods, reels etc.

Part of our classroom portion will be on the water where Rich will demonstrate to the class how he would approach and pick apart a specific stretch of water and discuss what key things he may be looking for, areas to target, fly selection etc. He will also discuss how this particular piece of water might look under a variety of condition changes. It is encouraged that all students bring their gear with them so that we can get them not only set up to go out on their own, but also to pinpoint any areas in their gear that might need attention or additions to their arsenal for success on the water. Reserve your space now as these have a tendency to fill up fast.  

Rich Strolis Streamer Seminar at the Deerfield Fly Shop

Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 pm for the Zoom session

Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10 am for onstream portion, meet at the shop

$100 per person, limited to 8 

Contact the shop to register and reserve your place:

phone: 413-397-3665


From right down the road in Connecticut, Rich Strolis honed his craft as a guide on the Farmington and Housatonic Rivers and then shifted to commercial fly tying as his streamer and other patterns started to gain national attention as consistent big fish producers. He has fished his patterns all over the world and continues to torment the big browns of the Housatonic and Farmington! He is a signature designer for the Montana Fly Company and is on the pro staff at Thomas and Thomas as well as Regal Vise. The author of the well-received book Catching Shadows: Tying Flies for the Toughest Fish and Strategies for Fishing Them as well as numerous articles in the fly fishing magazines, Rich is a sought after tyer and educator, so we are very pleased to have him here at the Deerfield Fly Shop. We carry a wide selection of Rich’s streamers and will be restocked for the fall!