I’ve been gearing up to go chase Musky, Gar and pike, so I’ve been on the prowl for some BAF for snot rockets and tigers. I found a wealth of knowledge and patterns over at Simon Graham’s site Pike Fly Fishing Articles. This pattern really caught my eye, and I have some plans to add a Fish Skull to this little fly. I’d love to post it, but I think this one will best be saved for my next article in Fly Fusion Magazine. I think this would be a killer fly in black as well for the pike I’ve been targeting.
Another textbook tying session from Davie. The best thing about watching Davie tie is how concise and perfect he can make the head of the fly. The tag is a nice combination, and I’ve got one working on the vise as we speak. Looking to use this on some stillwater later this week. Enjoy.
I have always admired Al’s streamers and this is the first time I have actually tied one. I found this pattern in the book “A Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns” by Bob Jones and Paul Marriner. The book includes a few of Al’s streamers as well as some 1600 other flies, a must have for any fly tyers library. The red wing on the pattern reminds me a bit of Al’s Maligne Laker, a killer in Jasper’s trophy brookie lakes.
Hook: Mustad 3665A
Tag: Silver Mylar tinsel
Rib: Silver Mylar tinsel
Body: Olive silk
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: Red grizzly hackle (4) 2 each side
Shoulder: Golden pheasant tippet
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: black thread