Monday, 30 November 2009
I've changed a few things with the design, like bend the hook eye down slightly which has improved the presentation of the hook. I've also discarded the filler material between the feathers around the hook point and have added bucktail at the front to generally hold the materials a little more compact. I only caught 4 pike with this rigged set up before the season finished here, but have been out testing this fly the last couple of weeks and not once have I had any unwanted snags on weeds or rocks. More testing will be done in the spring but You will be seeing more of this method from me in the coming months.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
I will hold back the urge until then being the tight arse I am, and have allocated some time on the 27th Dec to hit the shops for an hour to snap up any remaining stocks available but until then I may as well use what I got.
I'm a firm believer that less is more with regards to having flashy materials on my flies....but if your going to go the other way,why not take the piss & go the full hog and give those dark waters something to light them up with....I say!
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Thursday, 26 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Last night I ran my fortnightly fly tying lesson with the fishing guides course in Vaasa and we tied up one of these feathered fur streamers. Once I get the CD from one of the class members I will post some images up.
Every now and then I come across some flies that I know I just have to have a set of, and these fantastic and exquisitely tied one inch perch patterns arrived yesterday in the post courteous of Dai Jones in Wales. Thanks for these Dai your an artist,they're stunning mate.Yours are in the post me old son. Shit! To say I'm chuffed as punch is an understatement.
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Both of these are around 120 mm long
Monday, 23 November 2009
Make a loop with some strong mono,I've used weed strimmer chord here and tie onto the back of the hook or tube like so.
Tie on your raccoon strip or any zonker strip for that matter directly on top of the Loops tie on point.
Here's a popper that was fashioned from that same rig. Click images for larger view.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
As I mentioned I am placing all the old tutorials in to this format and will be deleting the old ones as I go along. Just to free up space here on PikeFFArticles.
Friday, 20 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Here's the tutorial for the Salamander Gurglebug as well as the new format I will be using from now on to present them. I've already started loading all the other tutorials up which will be available in a few weeks. View full screen.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
The lads at Dry fly Media have just published the second issue of “Fish cant read” and its another first class publication again, crammed with stunning images & articles . If you don’t already subscribe to it then click the link to visit the site and subscribe today. There’s even a top article from (Alex Landeen- Fat guy fly fishing) about Pike fly fishing articles and the Kvarken world natural heritage site, which I’m really stoked about.
Click the link or image to visit the Ezine. Let it load up. Then left click the mouse and drag & scroll the bottom right corner of the image to enter.
Monday, 16 November 2009
This is officially the 1st volume of the Baltic pike flies Story.Over the next six months I will be uploading all my tutorials in to this format for people to use but will also be working on bringing out a fortnightly publication which will cover tying tutorials, tackle,People in the sport and pike in the northern hemisphere that you can subscribe to. Anyway this is the standard of photography and quality of presentation you can expect.
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Saturday, 14 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
This foam flathead moves a lot of water and depending on how wide you make it depends on how much noise and water you want it to make & move.
Cut a piece of foam like this
Fold it over itself
Tie onto the front of the hook near the eye.I like to place a blob of super glue under it just to keep it in place while I tie it down. The back lip can be super glued together although I don't bother with it.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
These are all around the 45 mm - 50 mm length and will be used next year for targeting Ide with in the Spring.I'm busy putting together a top notch all in one saltwater box set which will be available in the Baltic pike flies range in a few weeks once I've ironed out what patterns will be within it.