what on earth is that i hear you ask well really its quite a simple idea that ken capsey over at http://pikeadventures.blogspot.com came up with , you see me and ken spent hours at and I'm talking 2 or 3 hours a night discussing pike flys and patterns and coming up with new ideas , so following a conversation today we thought what a great idea it would be to find a pattern either from an old book or a picture on the net and each tie there own version of it and publish simultaneously on our blogs our own takes on fly pattern and share it with all our visitors
so we decided that on a Tuesday we would discuss or choose a pattern for each other to pike up so it was to be , ken sent me a picture of a fly called a wide side which was designed by a guy for stripers in new york and a really interesting pattern that i think would have some great applications for heavily weeded or rocky bottoms for pike and predators so here we go
WIDE SIDE PIKE VERSION
tied on a 6/0 red octopus hook incorporating slinky fibre and sf fibre i think a great little roach pattern
a big red 3d eye with a layer of epoxy to give it some action
WIDE SIDE RAINBOW TROUT
again a 6/0 red octopus hook and white / lavender / pink / black slinky fibre
and a blue 3d eyes epoxied finishes this fly off , i think this will be great on trout waters
WIDE SIDE SLINK N FLASH
again a 6/0 red octopus hook with orange and green slink and flash but this time Ive added an orange chenille throat to the tie
so there you have it the first in our Tuesday electronic fly swap i hope you enjoy the idea and will check in around 9.30 pm every Tuesday to see what we got up to next if you go over to kens blog at http://pikeadventures.blogspot.com you will see his take on the pattern .
all the eyes are supplied by my eyes supplier richard if your interested in any eyes please go over to http://www.spanglefish.com/pikeandpredatorfishingflies/index.asp?pageid=196376 for order details
tight lines till tomorrow
dave mcfluffchucker ( a cave in Scotland)
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