Sunday, August 28, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Lots of takes and a couple of pike stuck on the 9 inch flies. My son Kaiden with a nice ditch pickle on the fly!!! A nice musky was lost at the boat but thats how it goes!! With the hurricane looming I am hoping to get one evening out before the storm...will see. Tight Lines and good luck!!!
Monday, August 22, 2011
One of my pike and musky flies as of late. This is a 9 inch articulated tandem snack. Water tested on a sinking and intermediate rio 10 wt line this thing id the fly rodders version of a rapala! The key...hollow tying and lots of it and half a chicken too. My musky venture was cut short due to lightning so stay tuned as I will be puttin these patterns on the testing grounds from Miss Bay to N.Y.!! 4/0 hook in front and 3/0 in the back mustads. Tight lines folks!!!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Someday I hope to visit. Located in the Musky capital of the world Hayward Wisconsin. Built in 1978 with a hieght of 4.5 stories tall , a length of 140ft long and 10ft wide with a weight of 500 tons this must be a impressive site to see!!! Maybe I could start to work on building Vermont's biggest pike replica in my back yard......HMMMmmmmmmm. Tight Lines!!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
While tying up some pike/musky flies the other day I needed some prism sticky eyes. Well low and behold I was out. Time to improvise. Never count a good tier out! So here you have it. Maybe you do this or maybe you don't but it work's slick as shit for me. All you need is a trip to the craft store.
1. sticky back prism paper. They sell these in a wide range of colors for 60 cents I think.
2. paper punch your choice in size . I have 2 versions. 1/8 and a 3/16th. 4.99$
3. Fine point pen or a marker what ever works for you.
Following the pics and material list you should get the drift. Tight Lines and enjoy. This is enough to make 100 eyes atleast. On deceiver heads coated with 5 minute epoxy I can't tell the difference between mine and the fly shops and I dropped less than 10 bucks!!!