Pike just isn’t hitting my radar enough these days. It’s been years since I’ve chased a snot rockets, but over at Pike Fishing Articles, Simon graham is busy building rocket launchers. This latest fly is something I’ve been looking to experiment with. As Halloween isn’t too far off in the distance, it provides a great opportunity to obtain some cheap materials. Head out to the drug stores or shops that sell Halloween paraphernalia on Nov 1 to scoop up some bargains. Look for some glow-in-the-dark materials for some really fun streamers. Anyway, check out this sweet tube tied up by Simon.
I was contacted this morning by Mr. Simon Graham who runs the Pike Fly Fishing blog (http://www.pikeflyfishingarticles.blogspot.com/) with an unusual looking concoction from his vise.
” if local fisherman in Papua New Guinea could catch tuna with condoms then how hard could it be to fool a pike into taking one..”
You’ll need to take a look at the step by step tutorial on how to tie this one. Before you run out to grab a box of this material, you may want to wait to hear back on the effectiveness as the fly has yet to be tested.
This does bring to mind a tying seminar I took a few years ago hosted by Jack Dennis. We were discussing the ins and outs (intended) of Czech nymphing and how one angler had developed a killer fly using pink condoms wrapped over tungsten. I’ll be watching to see how the Durex preforms on the Nordic Pike, and if it works well, the eruption of new patterns to follow. 😉
A lot of work goes into these poppers and it’s a great site to take in. With an airbrush and some creativity, you could have a nice collection of Bass and Pike bait. If you don’t have the set-up to paint the heads your self, you can always get them pre-painted. I know of a spot I’d love to try these out at.