Well, it’s raining, wind is blowing really strong and the snow melts. Right weather to tie a fly, watching fish porn and dreaming about the fishing season to come.
I used the 35mm Articulated Shanks and the new Living Eyes “Ice” from Flymen Fishing Company for it for this pattern, together with arctic fox, zonker stripe and Senyo’s Laser Dub.
Inspired by my buddy Alex Jobski, I tied this Wiggle-Fox tuned with a Zonker Stripe. Looks pretty cool! Thanks Alex!
A cold sunday afternoon. After a very stressful week, I was sitting at my tying desk, not directly knowing what to tie. I just let my ideas flow. The result is a big pike tube fly, the “Mean Green Pike Piercer”. It’s tied on a Pro Sportfisher Flexi Tube and for the head I used a Pro Softhead.
I always hated to fish bite tippets made out of steel wire, because after a short time they started to crinkle.
Since two years, I fish bite tippets made out of “Knot2Kinky”. No more crinkle during normal fishing, cheap, easy to do and very light weight. Everything what I wanted from a bite tippet!
Let me show you how I “tie” these bite tippets:
You need Knot2Kinky with the strength you wanted them, Bug Bond, a snap, a dubbing needle or a nail, a side cutter and 2 minutes of time.
Take a piece of Knot2Kinky in the length you want the tippet +6 cm. For my standard tippets I use 36 cm Knot2Kinky. When it’s done, it’s around 30 cm long.
Make a perfection loop on the one side. A nail or the dubbing needle helps to tighten the knot.
Take a side cutter and nip away the waist. Be carefull, the end ot the Knot2Kinky is sharp like a needle after cutting it.
Cure the Bug Bond with the uv torch. Do all the preceded steps again on the other end of the Knot2Kinky wire.
Now, you only have to attach a snap on the one side and you got a great bite tippet!
Last point, go to your water and catch a big, mean, toothy predator!
I made two short videos how the articulated pike streamer move in the water. The blue streamer is the same as the white/olive one, just another color. Due to the big head made from uv-resin, the craft fur keep its volume in the current and moves really nicely!
Sometimes it is just fun to tie such kind of a monster fly. This pike streamer with a length of 27 cm is articulated to give the fly the maximum of flexibility.There is just one hook in the middle of the fly.
It’s a combination of natural hair and feathers together with synthetics, which creates a big shape and the effect of mass without being to heavy when wet. It’s still possible to cast it with a 8 weight + rod and a pike taper line or a shooting head.