Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Its amazing how a couple of years ago when I started tying these large musky flies that so many chaps critisised there size and wondered whether they were castable. Yet these same chaps are now showcasing their flies with all the same design attributes as these on a number of social media sites & forums.....go figure. Yes they are heavier but they aren't meant to be cast 30m. These are bombed out 10-12m at the most and used primarily on the surface.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Baitfish time

Some tasty synthetic baitfish snacks for Mike the pike. This bottom one "The Scrat" has been tied with Misty black and chartreuse mirror image and given a red arctic fox chin with some silli legs added to the front of the fly. By placing the materials towards the back of the hook like this you get very little clogging up around the hook point.The downside the fly is that the fly is more weighted towards the rear and so tends to sink backwards. The trick is to strip this fly back rather quickly with short breaks inbetween.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Musky madness!

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

Bluegill patterns

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.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Always great to see good mates fishing the Baltic for pike the way it should be done.