Published Aug 25. 2015 - 1 year ago

Pike version

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Martin Joergensen's picture

Colin,

There isn't much recipe to the fly, actually: mylar tinsel in any color(s) you fancy, a hackle in front of that all tied in the back of a medium large pike hook - size 2 to 2/0 will probably work well.

Martin

Great. I should have asked for the recipe. I am really enjoying the site Colin

Martin Joergensen's picture

Colin,

This would work on pike anywhere. Pike are not exactly picky.

Martin

Hi..I am going to N.W.T.for pike for the first time. As a trout & salmon fly fisher the flies for pike sure are different. Would this be O.K. for my first try???

Martin Joergensen's picture

Murray,

The answer is a yes and a no. The fly is pretty robust and will take a lot of trashing, but the thin tinsel will eventually be cut by the pike's teeth. I have more than once seen strips of tinsel float away from a hooked fish, but the fly was still usable afterwards.

But remember how easy this fly is to tie, so just tie a few extra.

Martin

Hello: I am going to try this tinsel fly this spring. It is light easy to tie. Does it stand up to the pikes teeth? It's worth trying. Lots of pike here in Northern Ontario. Murray