Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Neon glow

I've been realy impressed with these predator flies I tied up a few months ago. the micro barb saddles give this fly a lot of movement under the water and the front end pushes a lot of water under the surface. Will be tying more of these in the winter but not on these Ad Sweir 6/0 hooks. The 80cm I lost the other day and couldn't get out of my mind was caught with the black/orange model and had it probably have been tied onto my usual Tiemco 600sp I probably would have held it.

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

4 comments:

Jeff said...

Love those predator flies. There will be at least a few in my box for next spring.

Djuza said...

As your flies usually these look awsome.
Have heard a lot of these AD-Swier hooks,but no one seems to like them so i guess I dont dear even give them a try.

BTW,Where do you get all your ideas for all those different patterns?Feel like I could need some inspiration :).

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Ideas just come to me Djuza.I like to combine natural materials in different ways.Some flies get scrapped while others get developed.

Getting a fly to breath,pulse and give off as much vibrations as possible through the water is all the challenge to me. Thats why I don't like to fish with synthetics very much. I see too many fins just using slinky fiber flies and they are not getting the best out of their fishing.

To give yourself all the chance in the world a fly should have as much movement you can give it with as little weight as possible.

Jabala said...

Great looking flies and they sure have nice movement under water.

I woulnd't bash the slinky fiber flies though as they have their own kind of movement when tied properly.

Epoxy or hot-melt glue headed slinky flies can have some impressive long sliding side-to-side action which works sometimes very well. I think it's something that interests former lure fishermen.

Natural materials do really give some great movement to the fly itself and they give an impression of a living creature.

I've noticed that different swimming actions is the key to success. Sometimes the sliding slinkys are real bangers, sometimes the pulsating bucktail streamers. On some occasions, flies with a very limited movement just seem to get all the bites.

So I'd say that versatility is the key to success. It also makes this sport so much fun. Great topic anyway! Thumbs up!