Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

Messy Pike Fly

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Originator: 
Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Pike fly
Difficulty: 
Medium
Instruction: 
  1. Tie in the thread midshank
  2. Tie in a bunch of bucktail. The length should be about 2½-3 times hook length
  3. Lay a bunch of flash over the bucktail - slightly longer than the bucktail
  4. Tie in a second bunch of bucktail
  5. Stack a large bunch of deer hair
  6. Tie it in to twist and form a large collar in front of the wing
  7. Stack further bunches of deer hair to form a head
  8. Whip finish and varnish in front of the head
  9. Trim the deer hair. It should look a little messy when you're done
Choose the colors as you please. Colorful flies look good, but white is probably the most efficient color for pike flies.
Materials: 
Hook
Large straight eye size 2-2/0
Thread
To suit materials
Wing
Bucktail on flash on bucktail
Head
Deer hair, muddler style
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