Thursday, 30 August 2012
Been adding 3 or 4 round foam disks to the front of each hook used on these beasts lately. Feedback from clients say they aid the fly from dropping below the surface as well as push more water also. White & black chinese cock saddles with the same colour in bucktail were used on this monster.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
A while back I was asked to tie up some bluegill patterns for a chap in the States and he asked for a couple of Replot stingers tied in Chartreuse and blue, and so these were the end result. I rather like them. Not a colour combination I would consider here on the Baltic to fish with but might be a great freshwater fly!
Monday, 27 August 2012
Guiding clients has its ups and down. Some days are slower than others, while some just produce days to remember. Here are a few fish some of my clients have bagged this early spring.Not the biggest but a pike, is a pike, is a pike in my eyes.
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Saturday, 25 August 2012
Friday, 24 August 2012
"The Spartan!" 14" inches of craziness. The trailing tandem tail is a combination of yellow grizzly schlappen, yellow tinsel flash, tan and white bucktail. The main body is a combination of white cock saddles,tan and white bucktail Silver tinsel flash and a spun deerhair head crimped between a large fishskull. This is going to open up a serious can of whip ass on some stretch of water.
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
If you remember from early this year while I was back home in South Africa I tied up a set of Double tandem Billfish flies for the boys at Wildfly for their up & comming trip to Kenya. Well I'm stoked to see they worked fantastically for Gavin Loveday who bagged this wicked looking Striped Marlin.
Posted by All about the grab at 08:30
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
This ones called the yellow submarine and is another of my monster madness musky double tandem trailing rig flies. The client has asked for extra bouyancy with this next batch and found the double spun deerhair heads kept the fly more elevated in the water.
To cut down on the weight I spun two clumps of deer hair then added either 3 or 4 small foam disks to the front of each hook.
These should push some water,thats for sure.
Monday, 13 August 2012
Friday, 10 August 2012
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Its hard to put into words the season I'm having this year. We had the least productive spring season in all the seven years I've been living here around the island. Constant northerly wind pushed and kept the water here in the Baltic towards Sweden which inturn played havoc with the water level. Coupled with that but water temps here this year have been much colder than previous yrs. Pike only started really coming on the bite around mid June. Saying that though I have caught a few fish that have put up a decent scrap. This one was caught on a perch tubefly. With Italian clients in June I lost a truly monsterous pike that jumped clear one meter out the water and snapped the hook which was double the weight of this one here.
Posted by All about the grab at 09:54
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
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