Saturday, 30 October 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Yes I know!...... I had my camera with me, but it really is a detramental piece of shit these days. Anyway I managed to keep the pike in a small pool while I set the timer and took one image in the hope that it would work,which is this one. Length 101cm (39 inches) Small in comparison to yesterdays but probably an average fish for me this spring. I cant praise these fishskull enough. Used with my vibe 85 floating line and a 2 meter slow sink 60lb mono leader the fly can be retrieved & regulated at different depths depending on how fast or slow you strip back.90% of the takes this Autumn have been while the fly has been on the drop or during hang time at the end of a strip which these fishskulls have definitely helped in achieving. I've slowed the retieval down to a slow plod now the water is around 3'c and it seems to have helped with better fly presentation. Anyway not many more days left to go fishing for this year....Uuuuuugh!
Saturday, 23 October 2010
As so rightly pointed out in the comments section....it isnt 18,34 kilos as I 1st stated but more 13kilo's
Sorry to anyone I mislead. Still I'm happy with that even though I am a fucking amateur!
Still I've had a great Autumn season
Here on the other hand is a prime example why I prefer natural materials over synthetics. This double bunny has all the traits of what a fly should be doing for you in the water.Its bright....so it's visible & It pulses,vibrates and wiggles which in turn gives off a hell of a lot of vibrations under the surface. The downfall to using these kind of attractor patterns many people say is that they become extremely heavy to cast with. Well I can't argue that fact, but I've found that using these heavier waited flies I'm able to load my line better for casting and to be honest there is no need to be casting these kinda flies 25m. Another great aspect why I prefer naturals is..... if tied correctly it will last you ten times longer than a synthetic pattern purely because naturals are far more forgiving in a snotrockets gob. Some time over the next week I'll show you some examples of flies I've used this season between synthetic baitfish patterns and feathered fur streamers.
Friday, 22 October 2010
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
These raccoon bunnies have been a perfect test subject for this method purely because they are a great attractor fly that has a lot of movement under the water and as I've mentioned are pike mouth freandly due to the natural materials used.
My favourite colour combo the olive/Brown tube bunny with a splash of gold flash thrown in. I'll out fish any jerk or wobbler fisherman with this fly no questions asked.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Anyway was playing around with Photoshop last night and liked how the neon glow effect worked with these flies. Click image for larger view.
Maybe an advertising billboard in Vegas might be on the cards
Monday, 18 October 2010
I know I’ve mentioned Bug-bond on here before, but If there’s one product that has revolutionised the way I finish off my flies it has to be this product. Yes there are a few similar UV Cured resins on the market today, but none cure as quickly or without any tack, like Bug-bond does. For those that still use 5 min epoxies to coat their flies, then you really are still living in the dark ages. This is how simple it is to use
After the fly is completed and the eyes are placed in the position I want them. I add a thin coating over the eye as well as the front. Slowly rotate the vise a few turns until it has settled and spread evenly.
Turn vise over and coat the other eye. Rotate vise a couple of times and use the UV Torch again for 3-5 seconds and the fly is finished. No mixing of 2 pack 5 min resins, no irritating tiny air bubbles, no yellowing or discolouration and above all no mess! Another aspect which elevates Bug-bond above all other competitors is how easy it is to apply. The handy squeeze bottle and applicator tips allow you to administer as much or as little as you require for each specific job. A 20ml bottle generally allows me to coat between 60 - 70 baitfish heads.
Bug-Bond have recently started offering a Standard Kit comprising a Multi-LED UV Light (currently a 12 UV LED Light but subject to change - Batteries included) together with a 20ml bottle of Bug-Bond and a Pro-Tip kit for £29.95 GBP plus postage is by far the cheapest tack free UV cure kit available on the market today. Until the end of October they will be giving away a Pro-Tip kit worth £4.95 GBP (subject to availability) with every Bug-Bond kit ordered.
The Bug-Bond Pro-kit comprises 1x 20ml bottle of Bug-Bond and 1x Nightsearcher 395 UV torch and costs £59.95 GBP (you will require 2x CR123a batteries to power the UV light).
For those living in the United States, Bug-Bond is now fully available through Greg Becker at Whitewaterflies.com http://www.whitewaterflies.com/catalog/-c-11_96.html or either with Scott Wessels at Bear’s Den http://www.bearsden.com/page102.html
Once you’ve tried and used Bug-bond, you’ll understand why I rate this product so highly. Click any of the links to visit the Bug-bond website to order yourself some. David Edwards owner of BB, is a fantastic chap to deal with and will answer any questions you might have. Visit his blog “Deesox” or the BB Facebook page to read how versatile this stuff really is.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Had a mad hours session this morning.Second cast in and bagged a 106cm snotrocket then followed that with 3 fish all around 85cm. I then moved over the other side of the bridge and then recorded a PB in length and probably weight at 112cm. You might ask...well wheres the pics to prove it Si? 95% of my fishing is done alone & I very rarely take my camera out with me these days purely because it's become too unreliable due to old age. I'm also one of those old school blokes that doesn't have a camera on my phone either. Maybe its time for change! I hear the new Nokia N8 calling me. Anyway even after catching those two nice fish this morning, my mind has been clouded more by a smaller fish of around 80cm that I lost close to hand. I should be reliving the glorious PB, yet all I can think about is the one that got away!
Friday, 15 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
- Pike fly-fishing articles http://pikeflyfishingarticles.blogspot.com/
- Hiking in Finland http://hikinginfinland.com/
- Wapaalla http://hetkiretki.vuodatus.net/
- Taimen minun silmin http://taimenmies.blogspot.com/
- Reppuun kasattua http://kaarnikanfuuruja.blogspot.com/
- Naisretkeilyn koko kuva http://niceretki.blogspot.com/
- Suomen freestylemelontajoukkueen blogi http://freestylemelonta.blogspot.com
- Verta ja kasa hylsyjä http://tosiextreme.blogspot.com/
- Perhokalastusblogi http://pietarisipponen.blogspot.com/
- Asentopaikan päiväkirja http://www.asentopaikka.fi/wp
I recently visited Vision headquarters last week when I went to give that talk at the Espoo fly fishing club and I can now say they have some new tackle coming out for next d´season specifically for us pike fly fisherman which I'm extremely excited about. Firstly they will be retailing the new "Big daddy pike fly rod" with its own "Big Daddy fly lines" in floating,Intermediate and fast sink range. Firstly the rod looks the business in green and yellow (modelled on the pikes colouration) and will have a fast/medium action. No pictures yet I'm affraid, but will be able to get my grubby little mits on a couple in the near future and will definitely be reviewing this rod. I can tell you that this is a class piece of kit and will be retailing for a lot less than some of the crap that is on the market at present....Stay tuned!
Thanks for this Djuza, tight lines with the autumn my friend.
Monday, 11 October 2010
In fact I've noticed the flow of the current here plays a very big part in a pike feeding habits. If currents are flowing from East to West as water gets drawn out of the gulf of Bothnia, the fishing is pritty dismal but once that changes around and water starts to flow back up and the currents flow from west to East the fishing improves drastically. Its impressive to stand on bridges and watch large shoals of baitfish use these currents to move between areas here on replot, as water levels rise again. Higher water levels means safer feeding grounds for these shoals but you can guarantee that where the shoals of fish are the pike aren't to far behind. Hense why the fishing will improve in the next day or so.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Whether its the combination of fur and feathers or colour scheme this fly is quickly becoming my favourite mode of attack. There is room for development, maybe not a lot.....but then on the other hand,why change a winning formula!
Monday, 4 October 2010
Saying that though, its probably not the best technique when fishing from a boat which I found out first hand & several pike that had followed the retrieve were lost close to the boat when setting the line and fly or the next cast. We were able to fish larger areas due to the distances they were able to cast, so more water was covered over the four days than usual, But we probably could have fished many more different areas had I not spent a lot of time getting the boat positioned for ease of casting.
Wading the shallows in Bjorkoby.