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: Keys style pike fly

Dble Haul
12-04-2003, 08:06 PM
Hook: Mustad 3366, size 2/0

Thread: Chartruese, 3/0

Inner tail: Chartruese bucktail

Tail flash: 6 strands each of peacock and copper krystal flash

Tail: Two pairs of hackle, one yellow and one grizzly chartruese, tied in with the dull sides to the outside; grizzly hackles furthest out

Head/beak: Thread

Eyes: 3D prismatic

Head finish: 5 minute epoxy followed by Hard as Nails

This fly is a tarpon style pattern tied in colors to match yellow perch, a favorite food item for the pike in these parts. Although I haven't fished it yet, I'm sure that the splayed feathers will move plenty of water and get some attention. I'll probably try this in red and white too.

12-05-2003, 02:10 PM
Looks great!
The profile should also help with the casting and the materials would not "drench" the fly.
I just got to get into some river pike fishing next season!