Vibrations – that what I need in coloured water to attract those Pike. You see, they have a long lateral line to detect the slightest vibration and once located the prey doesn’t stand a chance. The dorsal fin works in conjunction with the ventral and tail fins to provide the incredible acceleration we love to see behind our pike flies.
Anyway, after a conversation with Mike I decided to tie some up using deer hair as a body material – this should make them a lot more noisy in the water. The problem with deer hair is that the stuff floats incredibly well so I have added a few turns of lead to help them to sink.
Once I have got over this bug I have at the moment I will hit the local canal !