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Old 05-26-2003, 08:36 PM
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This fly is based on Flip Pallot's Prince of Tides, but with durable synthetic materials to stand up to pike abuse.

Hook: 3/0
Thread: Mono
Belly flash: Flat tinsel under wraps of 20lb mono
Underwing: Super hair
Wing flash: Krystal flash
Overwing: Super hair
Eyes: Prismatic
Head: Epoxy

The wraps of mono over the flat tinsel provide protection from being sheared by pike teeth. The wing flash can be augmented by a few strands of super hair. The red and white fly below has several strands of pink with the silver wing flash, and the chartruese and white fly has several strands of olive.

Overall fly length is about 5 inches. I look forward to trying these soon. Something tells me these would be nice and durable for blues as well.
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Old 05-27-2003, 08:12 AM
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Nice ties Mark! And I'll bet skinny water stripers wouldn't turn their nose up at those either
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Old 05-27-2003, 07:38 PM
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Very nice Mark
I'll make some and try them on lakes. Reports to come...
Pike fishing up here has been pretty slow, hopefully the recent warm spell will help these pikers get angry and take more flies...
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Old 05-27-2003, 08:49 PM
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Mark, those are very similar to some flies that I tied for use on bass and pickerel. Mine are super hair and krystal flash tied on a bass bug hook so that the wing material covers the point of the hook and the fly rides point up. Then I dip the front part of the fly in softex (about half way to the hook point) so that the wing material acts as a weed guard. You can use a twist-tie or a piece of thread around the wing material and the hook point to hold the material in place while the softex dries. They work! I've caught bass, pickerel, perch, sunfish and rock bass on my version.

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Beautiful Fly
Could someone explain to me why this fly rides point up? I have never fished one but it looks to me like it should still ride point down.
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It's all in how the materials are tied onto the hook. By tying them in and orienting them so that they are above the plane of the shank and the bend, the hook bend acts as a keel and becomes the bottom.

The same principle applies to jiggy flies, Flip Pallot's Prince of Tides fly, and bendback flies.
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Mark,

Nicely done. Pike ought to love 'em.
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Oh, they do.
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