The killer fly - It is a perfect imitation of a 20 gram Toby spoon. It is easy to tie and extremely aerodynamic to cast. And it catches anything from brown trout to tuna. - Global FlyFisher

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From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted March 26th 2007

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


From: Colin Day · colanna·at·shaw.ca  Link
Submitted March 26th 2007

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


GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted March 26th 2007

Colin,

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

Martin


From: Colin Day · colanna·at·shaw.ca  Link
Submitted March 25th 2007

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???


GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted January 10th 2007

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


From: Murray Podrucky · murray_podrucky·at·hotmail.com  Link
Submitted January 9th 2007

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



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