calm down not that kind of hard core I'm talking big flies tied on 6/0 gamagaksu sl hooks with very thinly laid piketrek body fibre in the center of the fibre there is angelhair just enough to give a nice flash in the heart of the fly as well as a very flashy belly
as you can see from the fly below and you can probably see the red angel hair poking through the fibre what you cant see in the picture is the pearl flashbou strands that lace the body of the fly and of course red and white being an all time favorite colour for pike for many pike anglers
so of course you can mess around with different colours but keep the same principle of an inner core of angelhair that will provide a flash and a strike point for predators along with the gold core I've added a melon orange head and I'm pretty dam sure this will be a fish catcher eye is a 9mm again from piketrek
ill be making a few more of these before i head of on a road trip next week
so sometimes you just got to go with red and white as i said before its pretty much a standard go to colour when pike fishing so i couldn't resist the chance to tie some up with and without fish gills the epoxy head will if fished slow this will bounce the bottom slightly faster and the fly will duck and dive a couple of short strips and a pause will make it glide from side to side.
OK so same fly but without gills and less epoxy will give this a slower sink rate than the fly above and when striped and paused the materials will give it a lovely fluid motion in the water that no predator will be able to resist
so a few more ties with the piketrek body materials and not the last . the stuff is very versatile and I'm thinking new ways up of tying with it if you haven't yet tried tying with this stuff for gods sake get out there and buy at least one pack of it i mean you've seen what I've tied in the last couple of days just think what you could do .
OK so we all have our own styles of tying I've adapted the flies above from ties i used to do with ep fibre and I've enhanced it so it becomes something different than other flies Ive tied hence the hard core fly , if i had added angelhair to the core of an ep it just would not have worked but due to the make up of the piketrek material it does work and ill be giving it a bloody good thrashing next week on a water that has some pretty hefty toothys in it so stay tuned for that one ...
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