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