Large and gaudy flies for the toothy predators of the northern hemisphere.
Splayed-A-LiveEasy tie: Pike fishing requires large flies, and they are not nice to cast! GFF partner Martin Joergeensen has improvised over some well known salt water patterns and made them into a fly, which is light, large, easy to tie and still acceptable to cast on a 7 weight rod.
See how to tie a Splayed-a-live-pike-fly.
Sören and SaraA pike fisher and his fly: Senior pike fisher Sören Essebo invited junior pike fisher Kasper Mühlbach for a day of... pike fishing at the South Swedish coast. Besides fishing they talked about Sörens web site, publishing on the internet and why he has fallen in love with White Pike Sara.
Join the two for a day here.
Messy Pike FlyBig fish fly: Not one of Martin Joergensen's usual pike flies. For that it is way too complex and has too many tying steps and too many different materials. He doesn't like complex pike flies. "I spend dozens of minutes tying one, and a pike spends seconds shredding it!" he says.
He ties it just the same in this article.
The PlipperPike: One of the strangest fly-contraptions ever to see daylight in GFF partner Martin Joergensen's vice (which has seen some strange flies). It's a tube fly. It uses one basic material. It's tied without thread. It's ugly, but it works. It's a popper with a lip - a Plipper.
Learn how to construct it here