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SPECTRUM SHAD - PIKE FLY

SPECTRUM SHAD - PIKE FLY with ATTITUDE!

4/0 EAGLE CLAW LONGSHANK HOOK

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At last the ice has gone and we can get back to business!

I designed this fly to provide maximum shimmer at a minimum speed of retreive, and boy does it work well! I also wanted to create a pattern that was lifelike in colour and profile, and light enough to be able to fish slowly at any depth on a floating fly line, with or without the use of "Doctor Beechy's" putty to obtain the right sink-rate and depth.

Tied totally with Spectrum Flash fibre, this pattern of pike fly really moves naturally and looks fantastic in the water, giving off glints of reflected light in all colours of the spectrum. Will work at any depth (within reason!) with the use of the correct tackle. Looks brilliant and fishes lovely with only a figure-of-eight retrieve or just slow regular pulls just to keep the fly moving at a steady rate. The sparkly tail wiggles with only the slightest movement of the fly line, and with a small bit of putty on the leader to maintain constant depth the fly keeps up a steady swimming motion.....sexy!

Look at the scrolling gallery of pictures above to see how I fish it and how effective it can be! These pictures were taken at one of our local waters on a day when two bait anglers were present fishing with multiple rods.

"They remained fishless from dawn till dusk, but "golden bollocks" poles up at noon and bangs two out in double-quick time - nothing changes there then!!!!! Happy Christmas!"

You can see in the pictures that the second pike seems to have destroyed the fly beyond redemption but a quick wash-and-brush-up and she's bacK fighting fit and ready to go again......till you lose the bugger up a tree that is!

Both pike were caught by fishing as close to the bottom as possible, the second one in over ten feet of water. The fly was fished back at a very slow rate, about what you would normally use for nymphing trout feeding on Damsel nymphs. (if you are not a trout angler, that is VERY SLOW INDEED!)

The first pike that I caught on this fly (see right at the top of the page with a Shad in it's gob!) was during the big freeze and the early morning temperature was minus 9 degrees, but fishing the fly slowly still provided a take on a rotten day. Now that's what I call effective!

I am currently working on some new colours for this fly for different conditions. I think some brightly-coloured ones would be good for coloured water, where keeping the fly in front of their noses for a bit longer is sometimes crucial to success. 

CASTS LIKE A BULLET - CATCHES LIKE MAGIC!

WE DESIGN FLIES THAT WORK AND CATCH PIKE, NOT CRAP THAT LOOKS PRETTY IN A PACKET. YOU CAN TRUST US....WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DOCTORS!!!!!!!

PIKETREK ---- ALWAYS AT THE FRONT OF THE PACK!

I will do a video on how to tie it if anyone is interested, contact me if you would like me to do one!

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2011-09-27 Ian W. It looks like it does the business Greg. I'd appreciate a video too. Your previous videos have been very helpful to me. Ian W.
2011-09-27 Ian W. It looks like it does the business Greg. I'd appreciate a video too. Your previous videos have been very helpful to me. Ian W.
2011-02-01 John W. Great looking fly Greg; I'd be very interested in seeing a video of the tying. John W

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