Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Wired rooster pike streamer

This fly gets its inspiration from the "Rooster fish". It looks a hard tie but is actually quite easy once you've tied the small wired sections.

Step 1:
Cut 2 1/2-inch pieces of wire and place one in your vise. Secure thread near the end of the wire. Tie in four Olive Ostrich hurl feathers surrounded by a small clump of bucktail, I used Raccoon fur on this tie. Repeat this process again.

Step 2:
Cut 2 1/2-inch pieces of wire and place one in your vise. Secure thread near the end of the wire. This time tie in four black Ostrich hurl feathers surrounded by a small clump of bucktail. Repeat this process again.

Step 3:
Repeat Step 1, but tie in only a small clump of bucktail/Raccoon fur with no Ostrich hurl. Continue until you have three complete pieces.

Step 4:
Place hook in the vise, and tie in a medium clump of bucktail/Raccoon fur in front of the hook bend, followed by four Chinese neck hackles tied in flat.


Step 5:
Tie in the wired pieces. You will work your way from the rear of the hook to the eye of the hook, placing each new piece in front of the last. The pieces with Ostrich hurl and bucktail/Raccoon fur are tied on top of the hook shank. The pieces with only bucktail/Raccoon fur are tied on the bottom. Before tying in each wired portion, bend it with a pair of pliers to the angle you would like the material to be elevated off the hook shank.

Step 6:
Tie on 3 Olive Ostrich hurls at the front on top of the hook & 3 black Ostrich hurls at the bottom

Step 7:
Apply glue along the tie-ins for durability, and attach eyes. I used Gator eyes from www.Deercreek.com



Materials
Hook: Gamakatsu SL12 big game saltwater hook 6/0
Thread: Uni thread w 6/0 Olive
Wire: Loops pike wire, size 10
Body: Long strands of Fin Raccoon fur
Wing: Long, narrow Ostrich Hurl feathers
Eyes: Gator eyes from Deercreek.com
Glue: Deer creeks diamond clear varnish


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3 comments:

fishingjones said...

Casting that must be a sport in and of itself

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Once its wet Pete its actually not bad. The fly itself is remarkably light.I have far more heavier flies in my arsenal. Have a black/white one like this and it looks the bollocks under the water.

Clif said...

I am going to tie this, it look delicious.