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: Pike swap- who's in?

Dble Haul
01-11-2005, 01:11 PM
Hmmm? :)

01-11-2005, 06:26 PM
sounds good to me

01-11-2005, 07:16 PM
I'm in. Got any good recipes? Most of the pike flies in the archives are from prior swaps and I'd like to do something different.


01-12-2005, 03:04 PM
I'm in... not sure about the pattern but a new invention/use of new material (?) may be in the works...

Dble Haul
01-18-2005, 08:33 AM
Okay, looks like the four of us. I'll meister, and set March 1st as the deadline to have the flies to me. Let me know when you're all ready to have my mailing address, and don't forget to include return postage.

Since the group is small, let's do a total of six flies each. That way, each participant can get two of each fly.

01-21-2005, 11:05 AM
Ill contribute If you will take anoher fly. I have a rabbit hair fly I call the "Musky Rat". We dont have much in the way of Pike water in Utah since they drained Uba Res. But we do have a couple of Lakes with Tigers. I should post a few of the flys that I use.


Dble Haul
01-26-2005, 08:34 AM
Natrix, glad to have you join this swap.

To all, let me know when you need my mailing address and I'll zip it off to you.

Dble Haul
02-01-2005, 08:33 AM
Reminder, flies are due one month from today.

Two flies per participant.

Lemme know when you need my mailing address, and I'll send it via PM.

02-01-2005, 09:22 PM
Swap Fly
Musky/Pike Deceiver

Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 3/0
Thread: Chartreuse flat waxed nylon
Weed Guard: # ( ?? thin) stainless American Fishing wire.
Tail: 6-8 strands Hedron pearl tinsel flash, 3 white saddle hackles on either side. Two chartreuse grizzly saddles either side.
Body: White buck tail (sides), chartreuse buck tail (dorsal) and black buck tail (top)
Lateral Line: Hedron Lateral Scale.

Dble Haul
02-15-2005, 09:53 AM
Reminder: flies are due two weeks from today.

Dble Haul
02-15-2005, 06:46 PM
I received flies from natrix today, complete with wire leaders to boot. :smokin:

Well done!

The pattern has been entered into the archive.

02-15-2005, 09:15 PM
Mark, I'll likely be a bit late on this one. Can't find the materials locally (not at an affordable price) so I'll pick some up while on the OP next week, returning Feb. 27 and then I'll tie like crazy.

Dble Haul
02-22-2005, 10:06 AM
Flies due in one week....I just need flies from Quentin and Pete (whose note I just read above).

02-22-2005, 01:15 PM
I am short on supplies also. I've ordered what I need and the materials should be arriving this week so I can wrap things up this weekend.


02-27-2005, 02:07 PM
Mark, I'm going to need a short extension on this swap. Some of the critical components were on backorder but are supposed to ship by tomorrow.

You'll have to settle for a photo for the time being :hihi:


Dble Haul
02-27-2005, 04:45 PM
Looks like it will be worth the wait. :)

02-28-2005, 05:40 PM
Here it is, also a great Muskie pattern. Durability scores very low but it is so easy to tie... after it get destroyed (2-3 good pike, 1-2 large muskies) strip it and tie it again!

02-28-2005, 05:44 PM
here is the pic

03-02-2005, 02:53 PM
Mailed the flies to Mark today. Here is the recipe for the Baby Muskrat, with thank;s to Dave Fix who suggested the use of the waddington shanks.

This is a good pattern for large pike, tied on two 45 MM Waddington shanks that are joined by a size #2 split ring. Itís a good muskie pattern as well, but for muskie I use a split ring at the tail end with a treble, size 2/0 and the same in the middle. The hook for the pike version is placed on the joining split ring in the middle; this one is a Gammi 3/0. The rear end bunch of deer hair is tied with the tips facing forward and then bent back bullet style, the rest of the deer hair body is tied at about Ĺ inch intervals, usually 3 bunches of hair, pencil sized, per shank length, tied alternating top/bottom then right & left side, leave all the butts unclipped to add to the bulk and flotation. The tail is a 3-inch piece of worn out bootlace. The scragglier the fly looks, the better it works, making large water displacement on each pull.

03-09-2005, 05:59 PM
One batch of firetiger and white pike divers are on their way. Actual size is about 7" but they can be easily shortened if desired.


Dble Haul
03-15-2005, 09:35 AM
I have now received all of the pike swap flies and will be getting them sent out within a few days. Thanks to everyone for a fine job.

Dble Haul
03-18-2005, 12:05 PM
All flies have been mailed out as of this morning. You should be seeing them soon. :)