Splayed-A-Live Pike Flies - Global FlyFisher

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Blue variation
Blue variation
The light blue variation of this pattern has a few flash straws on its back to attract some attention.
Brown variation
Brown variation
The brown and grizzly is the most naturally colored of the Splayed-A-Live flies and as such the best imitation of smaller fish like perch. It works well in lakes, but showed no signs of succes in the ocean... yet.
Chartreuse variation
Chartreuse variation
The chartreuse is a classical color for pike flies, and this one has taken its toll too. What the pike see in this color is somewhat a mystery - but it works.
Green and blue variation
Green and blue variation
The green and blue variation has not produced a lot of pike, but sure is nice looking!
Notice how the front hackles have been tied in seperately here and fill out all the hook shank behind the head.
Red variation
Red variation
The red version has never produced a single pike! but then again that might be because I never fished it...
Tail style
Tail style
This picture clearly shows the way the tail should look on the Splayed-A-Live Pike Fly. The feathers curve out in nice symmetry and the bucktail supports them and keep them from folding around the hook bend.
White variation
White variation
The almost pure white Splayed-A-Live Pike Fly has been the best producing of the lot to date. For some reason the fish prefer this anemic looking fly to the more colorful ones.
Yellow variation
Yellow variation
If chartreuse works this one should too, and true enough: it did tempt a pike a couple of times, but just never got stuck in their jaw.