The Streamer idea came from what I think I saw on the back of the shuttle. Attached to the hitch insert was one of those chrome boat propellers that some people have to say "hey, I have a boat", although the truth is probably more like "hey, I'd like to have a boat".
So, I got up early, and tied this guy on a 2x hook, using 50 lb mono as the "tail" with beads and a plastic spinner that I picked up a while ago at Big R in Great Falls. I thing they're used for steelhead rigs, but I'm not exactly sure. I just thought it looked neat. The idea is to have it spin on the mono while it's stripped through the water, giving it a little more action. To facilitate the spinning I added several beads while trying to stay in the rainbow trout color scheme (note the pink belly and olive back). I haven't had a chance to drag it through the water, in the bathtub or otherwise, so I'm still not exactly sure how it's going to work. Hopefully it'll spin on the line and not twist the entire streamer. I guess if that's the case I can certainly cut the garbage off the back and have a pretty decent bugger, if I do say so myself, and I often do.
I'll let you know how it "turns" out. If it works, we'll find a name. If not, well, I'll put it in the streamer box next to the other olive buggers. Comment below for name ideas!!!
In other news, The Bobbin Droppers (www.facebook.com/thebobbindroppers) are about ready to get after it! Stay tuned!