Friday, 31 July 2009
Anyway,Nickolas over at "Deer creek" sent me a shit loada new corks of varying sizes as well as some gator eyes and some "Diamond clear" lacquer for me to try out....Cheers for that Nic.
Greg Senyo believes these eyes are the closest to Large mouth Bass eyes he has ever seen. they come in 4,5,7 & 9,5mm sizes and assortment of colours cost £1,99 for a packet of 16.
This bottle of "Diamond clear" lacquer is made from 100% recycled materials & retails for £3,99. Click any of the "Deer creek's" links to visit their site.
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Don’t get me wrong synthetic baitfish pattern flies work….and will keep on catching pike for as long as we keep chucking them, And if your happy with using them then don’t change a winning formula. I must add though, other than my normal White/red Schlappen streamers that regularly bag me fish, 70% of my fish this season have been caught with my marabou hairline streamers.
Pink/Purple; Pink/Blue & White/Red have been working extremely well for me. There are 3 or 4 different ways one can tie it onto your hook and I’ll go through those over the next few weeks. There’s also a fantastic time saving piece of equipment specifically designed for those that use the material a lot, which I will feature as well.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
I tied some of theses on to hooks last year and they caught me plenty of Perch. They would be fantastic for all you Bass fly-fishermen as well.These three have been worked onto tubes this time. Very easy to tie so will do you a tutorial this weekend for them.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Last week I tied up some Walleye/Zander jigging tube flies and said I’d do a tutorial for you, so here it is. All you need is 2 White marabou hairline feathers, 2 x 10mm strips of Black & white Raccoon fur and a couple of strands of pearl tinsel.
Step 1: Run a line of cotton along the length of the conehead
Step 2: Cut 2 lengths of Raccoon fur zonker strips 8mm in Black & White
Step 3: Start at the back of the cone and tie in the white strip first. This will be your tail.
Step 4: palmer on one white marabou hairline
Step 5: Gather all the feathers from the bottom & snip off.
Step 6: Take 3-4 strands of pearl tinsel. Tie half way and fold back over itself.
Step 7: tie on the black Raccoon fur strip at the front of the conehead.
Step 8: Palmer on the second white marabou hairline
Step 9: Whip finish and there you have it.
Here’s what its profile would look like in the water. Now you cant tell me that this fly wont catch you a Walleye/zander/Perch
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Here's the first glimpse of an event I am putting together for next year May here on the island of Replot. I already have some fantastic sponsors within the fly-fishing world on board. More to follow in the coming weeks & months.
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Purple tube Bunny Bug
Elk hair bug streamer
Baitfish pattern tied with Red/white & Mullet brown SF blend
Tandem streamer tied with purple marabou on the front and Palmered guinea fowl feathers on the back
Flouro green & yellow marabou Angel
Flash fur streamer. Black fox zonker and olive racoon zonker strips palmered on the front and Gold FFF Flash & Silver pearle tinsel for the tail.
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Cut the tube to the desired length you want the fly to be and then tie on line along it.
Then wrap some pipe tube garland around it (I used Gold here). Tie secure.
Palmer on as many black Sclappen feathers it takes you to cover the tube.
Fold the foam to this shape. At the end of the bottom fold, punch a small hole in the end as this is where you will slide it over the tube.
Make four rubber legs and tie onto the side of the body when making the securing wraps of cotton to the tube.
I just added some character to this easy fly by drawing on some spots and adding some eyes but they aren’t necessary and either is the palmered Sclappen feathers…..especially if your tying it specifically as a pike fly. For Bass though, this needs the detail I’ve added.
Used over lily & weed pads one can place the hook mounting facing upwards to alleviate snagging or for slightly more open water have the hook mounting facing downwards.