Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Today was a special treat as my pop's came out for a early morning pike fish with me. Fond memories of going with my father when I was a little kid fishing all came back. Though my father is not a fly fisherman he says he enjoys watching wave my stick around with flies that look like christmas ornaments! The action was pretty good as it seemed we tagged pike on every other cast! No big boys but we were haveing a blast with the smaller ones. I didn't care if I caught anything just seeing my old man smile and watch the pike chase his lures up to the boat was enough for me. Colors that were working, silver, gold and perch..about the same as the other day all patterns were around 8 inches long. My dad threw mepps spinners and white and red, silver and green worked for him all had bucktails. Fished the drop off and with the sun were able to spot some cruising pike. Action slowed up and with that said and big smiles headed for home. Wonderful times.........
Sunday, June 28, 2009
The pike god shines down as it all came together today my friends. Fished at the ass crack of dawn with conditions being next to near perfect! I fished the weed line drop off and hit pay dirt as I was able to land 12 nice Pike. The biggest being 10.25lbs at 36inches long. These Irish eyes are smilin! I did have a big pike bust me off but that was my fault due to laziness of a bad leader. I am a pike fly fishing addict and there is no escape. Many thanks to Dave Smith for the crash course yesterday on fishing the drop offs, paying attention pays off! Enjoy the article and photos and tight lines to all!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Went out this evening for a few hours. Well the pike have seemed to slowed up a bit! I am off to find some new fluff water. Have been asked to go out for bowfin and am dying to catch one of those pissed off predators as well! Threw some of my newest stuff from the vise and for my efforts caught on the 3rd cast the biggest bucketmouth I have ever caught to date! Thanks to mister bass for keeping me sane on an otherwise quiet evening! Some some beautiful birds and had a killer sunset to boot! Will keep everyone posted on the bowfin fun......
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I original plan was to keep a couple posts a week up but have found that with new friends and all of the fun pike stuff out in the world to report on I will post more day by day. Thanks to all who visit my site and am very thankful for all the new friends made! This post is on a material that I tie with and have not seen on any other pike fly. I credit this discovery to my good buddy Brian Price a.k.a"The Mad Creator". This is a craft store discovery that he uses on a few other patterns and when we hit the lake earlier this spring had tied some up in the "BIG" size for me. Well after seeing what looked like a friggin lake monster bust out of the water and destroy this 8 inch long black leech lookin pike fly he ties thought well we are onto some thin here! With a little tinkering in the lab I have a variation of his fly. I tell you right now and this is no shit this stuff blows bunny strips outta the water hands down. You can cast this stuff a country mile and does not feel like your throwing a wet sock-one back cast to dry and shoot no problems and the pike LIKE IT! Red and white , all black all white , olive try any color you get your hands on. If anyone has any questions just e-maol me are leave me a comment and will get right back to you. Also found that useing a cloths pin for pike flies and on this one when working with epoxy is the way to go. Many thanks Brian good stuff bro.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
What can I say it was a beautiful evening and even though the pike were being snobby I did manage a few fish. I did have a bruiser on breifley which I thought I had a good hook set on but all I saw was the fish roll take my fly a quick run and that was it...spit my fly and gave me the FIN-GER!! After a few more casts and and watching the the birds and scenery I hooked up with a good pike. This time the hook set was good and got a good run and got the fish in as quickly as possible got a quick mouth shot and back into the water she goes...that made my nite and I was happy. For some reason I was getting alot of short strikes and I tried variying the speed of my fly and that seemed to work. Also alot of my best fishing was between 7:00pm and 8:00pm. Had a beautiful sunset and the lake all to myself and all right on the refuge!! It is important to take care of the places we love and respect the wildlife that lives there.