Pike flymphs

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DOUGSDEN
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Re: Pike flymphs

Post by DOUGSDEN » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:09 pm

Dave,
Wow-ee! Thank you for the link via YouTube! The pattern is just crazy good looking and definitely says to predators, come and get it! Thank you for doing this!
Watching in the Den,
Doug
Fish when you can, not when you should! Anything short of this is just a disaster.
1Equinoxclan
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Re: Pike flymphs

Post by 1Equinoxclan » Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:50 pm

being from Ontario Canada, we have some fantastic pike and musky fishing available in our lakes districts .I have fly-fished for both these species for some time now. Remember that these fish are top predators , and will sit in ambush for their prey. With this in mind your success is not necessarily what fly you tie on(color etc.), but if you can plunk your "dead chicken" near to that lair .The main consideration in achieving this is to create a fly that is reasonably aerodynamic in the air and relatively light when wet , so that your extra heavy tapered head can drag the thing through the air. Not a finessed pretty site , however , still difficult unless your rig is set up correctly to allow you to double haul and with wind place that fly where you think the fish is.
To the fly... The most successful flies are multi jointed flies that utilize not feathers , but deer hair and flash (lighter when wet than feathers)a few hackled feathers are incorporated for profile and translucency .The deer hair on each segment is "reverse tied " on ONLY top and bottom of the shank (not spun , so as to reduce the mass of the fly yet achieve a broadside profile that suits) It is secured at the front of each segment with cut ends forward and tips folded back and secured with a thread dam in the front. Hackled body after that with flash dubbing applied. then on to the next segment. The overall taper of the fly from front to back is very important , so that the fly is aerodynamic in the air and ensures that when stripped the waterflow creates a hydraulic for each section that creates the movement in the section behind the hydraulic.

Look at musky and pike flies designed by Blane Chocklett and flies designed on this site

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Hope this helps and good luck and remember to practice that double haul !!

Steve
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