Friday, 18 February 2011

Fly Candy

There are some great exponents of foam out there that utilise the material very well. Far better than I ever will. Most flies tied with foam are generally used for surface lures which is understandable. These gurglebugs which can be fished with a floating line are far better when fished with an intermediate line. A floating fly that can be dragged under the surface and fished a meter or even 2 meters has a very attractive action that any respecting predator cant resist.

I've been looking at ways of adding foam throughout a hook in ways that won't hinder me when tying on the other materials so as to be ablle to give me a fly that is light enough to cast and will be drawn under by an intermediate line, and I constantly keep on coming back to this design.

I do have some new and interesting templates which I've settled on and will try them out this coming season.....Until then I'll just keep on plugging away with these.

4 comments:

the lonsome piker said...

They look very attractive, Simon.
I recognize racoon on the second, but the first, is that marabou you use?
It’s something I want to try myself. I’ve made gurglers before, but never for pike.

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Yes its Marabou and a mixture of different green kristal FFF Flash for the tails.

Anonymous said...

Hello im reading your blogg and you tie nice flies but i have a guestion were can i buy foam and ayes?

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

I get my foam from my local craft shop and eyes I get from this chap http://pikeflies.blogspot.com/