tiny weenie baitfish
"the fly below is 2.5 inch's long designed for smaller predators or even big trout I've used the fabulous piketrek orange melon body material as a belly and backed it with sf fibre the hook is a gamagatsu sl 2/0"
but for me i get as much enjoyment from tying the buggers and creating the flies as i get fishing them this past year it has been extremely hard for me to get out fishing simply because that Judas of the fisherman "work" has had quite a grip of me and my lovely other half has been doing a university course which has intensified this year meaning not a lot of free time although the time i have had I've fished pretty hard to make up for it luckily i can fill the gaps in with flies and as i said its as much an art form as the fishing itself ...........
these lil ol bait fish are floating my boat just now
variations on a theme
the great thing about doing small baitfish patterns is that pretty much anything that eats another fish will take a shot at a fly like the one above and would imitate quite a number of smaller bait species from roach in the UK to bunkers in the USA anything will take a swipe at this why well quite simple really its a snack size 2.5 inch's it has a silver/white belly green back and the all important red eye and that's the reason it will look like something a predator has eaten before and if the predator is hungry it will hit it, as somewhere in the back of its memory it will have eaten something that had a white/silver belly and maybe the same kind of size that is the key awaken a sense in the predator and it will have a go
bite sized snack
pike treking across the universe
there is a couple of styles of tying i like and there certain colours i love to use one of my favorite ideas is to go onto the Internet and search muskie lures the reason for this is there is a million different colour combos out there on jerk baits and lures and with a bit of thought you can pretty much copy the colours onto a fly as above with pretty much one off the most recognized patterns a fire tiger