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Messy Pike Fly
TypePike fly
Martin Joergensen
Year of origin

HookLarge straight eye size 2-2/0
ThreadTo suit materials
WingBucktail on flash on bucktail
HeadDeer hair, muddler style

Tying instructions

  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.

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