Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fiver caught tonight

Caught 5 pike today and a nice Walleye at 5lb 10oz. Sorry about the same old boring photo's everyone I'll try to get things a little better.

Nice Walleye

I sent a text to find out how JS has been making out and he sent me this pic via Blackberry so the quality is not that great but you can see he managed a very nice Pickeral. He never specified weight but I would guess by looking at it to be a 5-6 lb'er. Good job

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Walleye first timer

As I was out the other day a fisherman from Quebec approached me and inquired about what specie I was targeting, he moved to Peace River in February and never new the possibilities outside his front door and instead was opting to fish the stocked ponds. I lent him a 7wt rod to use for a bit and told him it would be best in the evening after sunset so he joined me then with his own equipment. He was ecstatic that he could now fish for something wild after being more familiar with Sea trout and Salmon
Congratulations JS on your first Walleye on the fly and will see you out there soon!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Furled leaders

last month after a few years of thinking about furled leaders I was looking through eBay and thought about buying some and wondered really what was involved in creating one instead of having to pay 10 bucks and sit and wait for the mail man so I started with YouTube and searched and found one video in particular that made it a snap to do. I finally used one last night made from 30lb mono and use a 20lb tippet and a Southbend Invisileader which is a 36lb ultra strong, ultra thin wire with a good snap lock for changing hooks quickly and had alot of success in the Walleye department and never really had a chance to chuck the real heavy flies to test the turn over. really excited about the potential, I was never really content with my leader set up but think I may be onto something more permanent.
Went out tonight at 9 pm and did really well catching 18 Walleye and 3 small Jack in just under 3 hours. I thought I would make a video and try one handed fishing and looks like it worked out.. thankfully the fish wasn't large enough to mess the viewing up.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Many apologies to those who check in with my blog occasionally I have been fairly busy enjoying the great weather with the kids. I have been out fishing a few times but I've lately been having issues with my point and shoot camera and then I've been having a few problems with the old pc and programming errors.
Routinely I wander down to a little trib that flows but only a few hundred meters from my step at around 8 to 9 pm and fish until after 12 and usually catch between 10 to 15 Walleye and the odd foot long Pike. All of the them under 2 lbs, fun.. yet frustrating waiting for the big boys of last year and hoping its not going to be this way until fall.
The fish in the photos are caught on 1/o Gamakatsu sl12s Clousers and a few on small gurglers with a foam wing that make it look like an airplane (GurgleBombers?) I started putting a wing in my poppers last year thinking maybe they would be similar to a Stonefly.. not really sure it makes a huge difference but my kids get a kick out of them.
(My nephew Dustin featured in pics)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Went out to my local fishing hole last night expecting to catch myself a few Walleye but only managed a couple small Pike and a couple Goldeye. This one pictured was caught on a red and white zonker.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Finally first day out fishing

Finally had a chance to get out and do some fishing yesterday with my nephew who has become in the last 2 years, a fly fishing addict. The days forecast was to be 10C and gusts of 50km from the north, which wasn't going to stop us from at least getting our lines wet.
We started off fishing tight to the shore and in behind the reed beds. We had good luck avoiding the winds and with landing a few small Pike, 7 for me and 3 for my nephew ( his first Pike on the fly and all smiles) who also landed a small perch. All things being said we did have a great time and are looking forward to a great summer. Tight lines.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bench Work

Some Gurglebug patterns... Hope to get a few of these done.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bench Work

Zonker bunnies are another simple and effective pattern for Pike and Walleye. When using on Walleye you can feel the subtle tug on the tail so you have to either tie them with a stinger hook or snip the tail.

Bench Work

Tied up a few Clouser minnows and ran short on bead chain for eyes/weight need to tie a whack of them up. Clousers, rabbit zonker bunnies and poppers were my primary Walleye flies for fishing rivers. Clousers are so easy and quick to tie so it really pays off to make up a few different colors and always have them with you.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My babies

I'm seriously itching to go fishing, so much so that I thought I would show my babies.. I could easily become a addicted to spending money on reels if I had any. These aren't the most pricey but are more than enough for me. I friggin love Lamson conical drags, ultra smooth and powerfull. Check em out.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My oldest boy Judah is 3yr 5mth and tying very well.. I have to upload his creations on here someday. This pic was of his first tube fly and a little lesson on palmering spey feathers.
Sure make a guy proud!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Feathered fur streamer

Here is a beautiful fly from Simon @ Pike Flyfishing Articles demonstrating a dubbing loop.
Click picture to go to his site for the tutorial.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pike fly from rummutt on Vimeo.

Very informative lesson on using dubbing loops for Pike flies.. its in a foreign language but the actions speak volumes.. Great fly, and a great lesson, many thanks for the tutorial!
Apologies to anyone who may have been trying to make a comment on my site. I was informed by Simon @ PikeFFarticles and should have it remedied now.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Michael and Pike

Here is some food for thought from
Michael and Pike: "The Size Thing. Is bigger better? I don't want to get in a 'big' discussion here but probably will? Although there will be exceptions, big pike take big flies! In many waters most fish are caught on middle size flies (15-20 cm) and the fisherman are happy. Every once in a while a big pike (10 kg ) is taken. When using big flies (25-35 cm) you will get fewer strikes and catch less but when you do they will be bigger pike! The same applies to trout in lakes on a different scale, I have caught countless trout (50 cm ) on pike flies 15-20 cm long. There are big pike in every pike water, why are they so seldom caught? Three main factors; 1) Large baits aren't used that often. 2) After eating a big meal they may go a week before feeding again (especially in winter). 3) They haven't lived so long by being stupid! The flies shown above are 28-34 cm long. Tied in Popovics 'Hollow Fleye' style on a extended length of 60 lb mono with Ad Swier Absolute Pike hooks. They are durable, shed water quickly, have little or no wind resistance, and swim perfectly. And yes they catch pike!"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

PIKESABER - Specialist Pike Fly Rod

PIKESABER - 10 Weight 9'00" 4 Piece Specialist PIKE Fly Rod

The PIKESABER is the Pike Fly Rod that all others will be judged by. It has been specifically designed for the rigours of Pike Fly Fishing. It is made from the finest materials. From the bespoke and unique fighting butt, to the un-ground blank finish, everything has been thought of, and though about. This rod has been designed by anglers for anglers, and this is evident in the look, the feel and the handling. This pike fly rod is a delight to use. It is both light and strong and throws large pike flies with ease. The unground blank finish adds strength and the spiral wrap cuts down on friction on the line. It allows the line to slip through the rings without ‘sticking' to the rod. This is something we have yet to see in any of our competitors. The unique aluminium fighting butt allows the pike fly fisherman to exert pressure on the fish, whilst keeping full control of the rod. This is something that pike fly rods have been criticised for in the past. A pike when played for too long can take a while to recover. With the PIKESABER the pike fly angler can control the pike without needlessly tiring it. The extra stiffness of the unground blank allows the pike angler to punch out heavy pike flies with little effort. The turnover is superb, it forms tight loops on the cast and the rod feels very light at only 140 grams.

My Wife is getting good!!!

After convincing my wife to start tying flies she tied a couple that were rather hideous so I told her so and asked her to put some effort into it.. And this is the result.. Clearly she took the advice and has made some beautiful flies.

Popovics' Hollow Fleye technique

When I saw this it got me excited to tie with Bucktail again.. Makes nice flies that are light and appear to be full of volume.

Bench Work

Bench Work

Bench Work