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: Starting on next season

11-13-2005, 08:46 PM
Well- I think I'll call this one:) started in on some pike patterns for next year

Keys style perch tie-

suggestions for improvements more than welcome


11-14-2005, 06:13 PM
Nice fly and photo. What are the ingredients? Have you tried Keys style flies for pike before? I'm wondering if it helps prevent bite-offs to move the materials to the back of the hook.

Maybe you've already thought of this, but you can also slide a foam popper or diver head onto the hook and instantly make it a topwater fly :cool: .


11-14-2005, 07:05 PM
sweet fly!
The only thing i might change on it is coating the thread wraps with epoxy if im chasing pike.

Dble Haul
11-15-2005, 09:24 AM
I agree with the idea of coating the thread wraps with epoxy. These type of flies do catch fish, although I don't really see any difference in the amount of biteoffs and leader damage as compared to standard flies.

See this one for another example:

11-15-2005, 04:28 PM

from the top on the "body"-Peacock crsytal flash over olive icelandic sheep over orange big fly fiber over yellow icelandic sheep over yellow crystal flash. Head-loop dubbed red rabbit behind loop dubbed olive rabbit behind an olive saddle hackle.

Dble/Flyj- epoxy is a great idea ty.

Dble - I'll have to try tha pattern in your link -looks very sweet:)


Wee Hooker
12-13-2005, 04:58 PM
Very nice colors. Muted and realistic. Nice work.