Pike Flies

After last weeks bonanza I was on the phone making plans to attack the Forth and Clyde canal for Pike. I bought some materials the other day and they have been sitting around just waiting for me to tie up some killing patterns.

So last night I decided to tie up some Pike Flies. I have never actually tied any so these two flashy monstrosities are my first attempts. I must say they were quite satisfying tying them up, adding as much materials as I wanted and making them as flashy as possible……hmmm a bit of red tinsel looks like a trail of blood.
pike flies

Of course if they dont work i will pick up some pike flies on ebay next week.

Looking forward to it!


  1. Nicely done. They look quite like some of the trout streamers I tied up last season. Only brought myself to fish them once or twice as they looked barmy..

  2. Well let’s just say it helped to duck on the forward cast..!
    Seriously though, depending on the line rating of your rod they can be a beast to cast well. Though actually this also depends on how heavily you’ve weighted them. With a bit of practice though you’ll be fishing no probs.

  3. Not weighted them at all, should be fishing them quite shallow in the forth and clyde canal.

    Hey actually, you fancy joing us ?


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