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Everything posted by pikehunter58

  1. Finally got it setup. This thing looks awesome. And works great
  2. https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.php?store=feacraft&action=display&target=SA009. This is a sparkle spinner use for holding flash or streamer materials
  3. I told my dad I was going to buy a sparkle spinner and he said he would make me one. I was surprised this morning when he gave it to me. Holy shit. He did an amazing job.
  4. i use a SA mastery pike musky 10wt line on my 9wt. it has a short taper and makes casting huge flies easier. going with the heavier line also made a huge difference when casting bigger flies
  5. I going to tie some size 10's for the gills
  6. I tried them out yesterday and bluegills were trying to eat them
  7. Thanks guys. They are a very simple tie. 2/0 saltwater hook 210 thread Small bead chain eyes Magnum rabbit strips Strung Chinese hackle palmered for the head
  8. Just tied these up. I'm going to tie some other color combos tomorrow
  9. nice flies PWB. I tie ones similar to that using EP flash instead of the regular EP fiber the gills and crappies kill them during spawning season.
  10. For pike fishing I use a 9wt rod with a 10wt line and the overweight line made a huge difference with casting distance and accuracy compared to the 9wt line. As for materials I prefer using natural over synthetic. The synthetic materials can handle more fish, but I think the natural materials give a better presentation.
  11. I purchase most of my materials from feather craft. they will send you a free catalogue if you request one, or you can order online they have a very knowledgeable staff if you have any questions http://www.feather-craft.com/
  12. nice lookinf flies those should work great
  13. synthetic yak hair looks awesome and easy to work with
  14. tidewaterfly The patterns you posted are similar to the patterns i have tied and am going to try this spring. Have you noticed a diffrence in the number of hook ups when using the multi-colored heads compared to using a single color head.
  15. nice flies those should work awesome
  16. Peterjay I will be fishing the kankakee river in Ilinois. I have tied the non deer hair flies in few sizes with the same color patterns. thanks for the great tips everyone.
  17. Heres a couple I tied and am going to try. If the stripers dont like them the pike will.
  18. Awesome looking flies Feather-Craft offers synthetic yak hair and it comes in 20in hanks for tying mega muskie flies
  19. Thanks for the info. I like the simplier is better approach.
  20. Looking to go river striper fishing in the spring anyone have pattern ideas so I can get to tying?
  21. Caught my first pike with the flyrod today 8/10/12 The fly Black 210 thread 2. 2/0 saltwater hooks White marabou silver crystal flash (optional) silver mylar tubing fly rattle Rear fly tie in marabou add a few pieces of crystal flash on the top and both side build up a head whip finish I used 50lb braided line to join the two flies Fron fly tied same as the rear but added mylar tubing with the rattle
  22. Hey everyone, Im Justin I live in Cary Il. which is a northwest suburb of Chicago. I have been fly fishing for two years, and tying for one week. My biggest fish on the fly thus far is a 28in. 16lb bowfin, caught in an oxbo off the Fox river here in northern illinois. I am mainly a pike fisherman, but havent landed one as of yet on the fly, but have had a few takers with no luck landing them. Looking to do some carp fly fishing this year, and to hopfully land my first pike.
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