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  1. Greetings all,


    I have recently just finished reading the book "Toothy Critters Love Flies" by George Bernstein, an excellent read by the way, although I have a question regarding the marabou streamer he refers to several times throughout the book. The fly consists of marabou for the under and over wing, mylar tubing body, large flat tungsten barbell eyes and I cant seem to find a good example of it online. Iv tied flies for pike for two years now and would really like to add this fly into my supply.


    If anyone has a better picture (or pictures) of the fly im describing or a video of the fly being tied I can watch online that would be great. And also what kind of marabou feathers do you use for the fly, seems like I have a different type of feather.





  2. Greetings all,


    Finally caught my first fish/pike on the fly last night. Lakes still iced over but we have a few rivers open. I was using a red/yellow deceiver that I tied up myself and quickly realized how much pike actually do destroy a fly. The question I have for you is: I missed quite a few bites because of improper hook sets were is was pretty much my first time fly fishing, any pointers?


    Thanks, Kyle

  3. Greetings all,


    Gearing up for some big Northern Pike fishing once the ice melts so Im starting on some Bunny Leches. Just wondering from you all what are your favorite sizes/color combinations. Ill be fishing a 9wt rod and on average the Pike are 35+ inches long, but every once and a while you may hook a 50+ lunker.


    Also do you prefer fish skull heads or cone heads? or without?


    I appreciate all the help you guys have given me already and hope someday Ill be able to pass on advice to someone starting out.



  4. I enjoy these topics. The vise I currently use is a basic rotary model white river brand, and it is total garbage. The vise cost under $30 and I'm glad it wasn't a cent more. It holds hooks terrible and is extremely difficult to adjust properly. I'm in the market for a higher end vise.

  5. Greetings all,


    Here is just a recent picture of the warmwater flies Ive been tying up here in Northern Manitoba. Iv tied a few deer hair zonker strip, wooly buggers, hoppers, clousers, few nymphs and ants and a pike zonker strip fly (lower right hand corner) The deer hair with the yellow zonker strip was wet from testing the swim action (swims great)


    Its my first year tying so id love to hear any suggestions or alternative patterns I should try. I cant seem to get enough tying, impatiently awaiting the ice to melt.


    Appreciate the advice






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