Saturday, 1 May 2010

the net is evil and makes you do things

well its only my bro in fly tying ken from pike adventures the Internet is actually a wonder full thing for us anglers and to be able to hook up with somebody most days to discuss fly tying and patterns is awesome the ideas literally can flow the brainstorming sessions (steady at the back) i have with ken have resulted in some remarkable flies being tied add a skype video call to the mix and you really better get ready to do some serious tying , I've just upgraded to a laptop with built in web cam and this makes things some much easier to show fly tying steps and tying instructions and if ken calls with a query then i can sort it straight away via video although the guys a top notch tier and doesn't pick my brains that often ,

i was also having a game of online drafts / chequers as the settlers call them and its really funny that I'm just about to kick the guys ass in a great pincer movement on his last remaining Peace and all of a sudden he loses all power and i don't get to speak to him till the following day where the little fecker still insists that he was just about to pull the move on me and how unfortunate that the power went out his end !!!!!!!!!! oh how i laughed

a picture of a sore loser redneck before the power mysteriously went down
so back to normality and today I've picked up a 14 hour shift at work which ain't really as bad as it sounds so what i get into work and first thing i do is doddle a pattern out for next weeks fly tying sessions ken mentioned something to me on a call the other day and its been floating around in my head for a while so ill have a bash at the sketch below next week and see what i can come up with
as you know from the last post i received a massive finsport so now i have to fill it not like i ain't got enough flies so my plan is not only to have this in my usual boat bag but also as a pick up and run bag that has a fly for every circumstance and i don't need to keep chopping and changing fly boxes so here is where I'm at with it right now

step 1 foam heads always good to have a few

monster piketrek flies well they are my design but utilise the piketrek body material think there is times when to catch a big predator you must use a big fly not all the time though but sometimes it pays to have big flies in your box so a few hardcore flies are re homed

off course if were talking big flies then well i have to have some green stuff with stripes in there i mean you just got to take some perch patterns wherever you go also a few rainbow trout type patterns can sometimes go down well with predators on the right water ..........and i haven't even filled half of it yet loving that shit ......bonus

small river smallmouth bass clousers
(a trial in black nosed dace)

so having done a bit of research on the smallmouths of a small vermont river ill be fishing for smallies i found that there food of choice seems to be hellgramites and black nosed dace , these little live predator snacks stay close to the bottom of the river to avoid other predators and that's probably a wise thing as they seem to be bottom of the food chain to fish these plucky little bait fish you need to get your fly down to the bottom and high stick it along the bottom to make them act like the real thing so below is my version of it

the fly above is tied with with goat hair as i think it will offer more movement than the bucktail version bellow and i think it may just have the edge over it although i could be wrong but they are great fun to tie and i probably fish them over here as well not just for predators but i sometimes go on a lovely little trout water that i think the trout would mistake these for minnows so worth a go

i may even get away with using these in the salt as a sand eel pattern maybe get away with it I've tied up a few but i will be tying up loads more

other stuff this week

I've been sent some flies to reviews from pike pro so with tomorrow being the last day of work until the UK general election which i am working , I'm voting for feckin no one as i believe they are all a bunch of arse and no matter who gets in they will still feck the UK up as bad as the last lot so why bother i mean its not like they listen to the people anyway well except for when they want in to government then they kiss baby's and stuff to get your vote and after they get in you cant talk to any of them anyway the FECKIN IGNORE YOU wankers

up the workers

so anyway next week will see me in tying action booking my flights to the USA and sorting out a train from Boston to Vermont Happy days

so with a pile of rather nice looking flies from pike pro to review for the pffa website ill be fairly busy next week but keep checking back for regular updates

so i look forward to catching you all soon even
(a cave in Scotland)

1 comment:

pikepicker said...

great post brother....flies are spot on as usual....lovin that fin sport! plenty of room to put those left over pizza slices in for the boat ride for us....sweeeeeeetttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!