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Blane Chocklett Head Pike tube fly by Flytying.EU

This big (very understated) Blane Chocklett Head Pike tube fly is a creation by Daniel Holm from Flytying.eu. If you have never fly fished for pike or musky, you are missing an exciting species to chase on the fly. Daniel’s pike fly is basically a collar of material nestled in between 2 cones created from the body tubing. The cones are wonderful as the rear cone helps to flare out the materials while the front cone protects the material tie in pints from sharp predator teeth. The fly uses gutted coloured Flashabou Magnum, and new product with some interesting flat and barred colors. While the fly looks quite large, there is actually not too much material tied onto the tube, as the cones and revert tying of the hair give it the illusion of volume. The technique would work well for steelhead flies like intruders where again, volume without weight is desired.

Blane Chocklett Head Pike tube fly pattern recipe

Tube: Large tube 3″
Thread: White GSP or 210 denier
Butt cone: Blane Chocklett Body Tubing
Middle section: Reverse tied bucktail, Big Fly Fiber, matted gold and grizzly grey Flashabou magnum, reverse tied Icelandic sheep hair, saddle hackle
Head cone: Blane Chocklett Body Tubing
Eyes: Epoxy and 3D moulded eyes

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DFL Step by Step by Dave Hosler

Dave over at Pilecast.net has put together a nice little step by step of his latest slab catcher, the DFL. This has a great looking profile and a nice dark lateral line down the middle. Dave ties this up in classic Clouser chartreuse and white. You can check out the step by step and Dave’s write-up on the pattern. This should play well with a number of species like bass, pike and browns. Happy Tying.

Dave Hosler's DFL streamer
Dave Hosler’s DFL streamer

Hook: Gamakatsu size 2 B10S
Thread: Danville 210 white
Tail: Hairline Extra Select craft fur white and chartruese
Lateral Line: 4 strands peacock herl
Head: Senyo Laser Dub white and chartruese
Clear Cure Goo flex
Eye: Clear Cure Eyes 6mmsilver


Mike Schmidt’s Double Deceiver – Brian Wise

Mike Schmidt is the man behind Angler’s Choice Flies and he has some truly mammoth streamers. Brian Wise of Fly Fishing the Ozarks must have hit a herd of whitetails and needed a way to get rid of all that hair. The Double Deceiver is an articulated fly, 6-8 inches long, and uses a LOT of bucktail. The result is a nice full pattern designed to temp the meanest predators in the streams. Musky, bass, pike and big trout, you’ve been warned.

Thanks Brian, for the great work in the editing dept. Love the front end shots of the completed flies and the scrubbing through the tying.

Rear Hook:
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #2
Tail: Schlappen
Body: Bucktail

Connection Point: Beadalon

Front Hook:
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #1
Tail: Schlappen (optional)
Body: Bucktail
Eyes: Mirage Domed
Head: Clear Cure Goo