Thursday, 3 June 2010

Fly Candy

Another couple of mirror image baitfish patterns I tied the other week. Jeff over at *flyfishjeff blog was asking the other daywhat colours have been working best for me so far this season. Well If you've been out fishing with me you'll know I only take 5 flies with me in the morning and the same 5 flies in the evening. At this time of the year I generally close my eyes and grab the 1st fly that touches my fingers, and will fish with that fly until I catch a fish. With the amount of pike we have here around the island on average I catch between 2 & 3 pike per 2 hrs session.

The other evening in blustery conditions myself & Jani produced a blank but I'd fished with a red n white bunny the whole session. Missed a nice 80cm pike towards the end of the evening. If I go out tonight I will start with that fly until I catch something on it then will change to one of the other 4 flies in my box. Orange and pink have been working quite well so maybe thats because of the confdence I'm getting from them you'll find one or 2 colours going out with me in the morning or afternoon.

This isnt the raccoonbunny I'm using but it did very well for me down in Merikarvia. Once I do catch on the bunnybug Rowland gave me I will change rigs and fish with a tube fly........colour to be decided when the time arises. Sure, some colours obviously work better than others but overall every colour I use bags me a fish.I'll only know what all the stats will be when I tally up everything at the end of the season.

4 comments:

Milos said...

Don't know why but I've never made or fish on any Lt. Blue streamer. What's your experience with that color?

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Here on the Baltic Milos Blue works very well.I seem to catch regulary with it. A lot of hardware chuckers(plugs) use blue coloured lures here and the fishing shops have a large array of blue poppers,Rappalas,plugs,Spinners for sale.

Milos said...

Awesome. Will definitely give it a try asap.

Nancy from Fishing Australia said...

This is really innovative bait fly