Keys style pike fly
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
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.
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!
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