Cory
4 months ago

A big surface seaducer for big pike! This might be my most "dolled up" and expensive fly to date. I think this is the fly I'm most excited to try on my pike now, especially since the pike are still standing in shallow water where I am.

Recipe:
Rear hook- 4/0 partridge universal predator (light wire) with added fast attach clip for wiggle tail.
Chartreuse craft fur, hollow tied
Holographic fire tiger flashabou
Lime green polar chenille
More chartreuse craft fur, hollow tied.

Articulation- 30lb nylostrand wire, looped with 2 plastic beads to tighten the loop.

Front hook- 4/0 partridge universal predator x (heavy wire)
Chartreuse craft fur, hollow tied
Lime green polar chenille
Holographic fire tiger flashabou
More chartreuse craft fur, hollow tied
Large size chartreuse flymen howitzer head
Superglue
8mm eyes

Wiggle tail is a jumbo slim size in holographic gold. I am still waiting on some chartreuse wiggle tails that I'd like to put on this fly, but I think the Holo gold would fish great as well.

Mitchell Jacob
4 months ago

I know next to nothing about pike fishing. Is my 9ft 8 weight going to be too light to toss pike flies? How should I target these fish (going to be in northern Indiana area for college next year)

James Sackett
4 months ago

@mjacob_88 With a 8 weight you should be able to throw larger flies but if you want to use the big streamers you will probably have to use a heavier rod (10-12 weight). In Minnesota I usually work the weed edges or top water or shallow running streamers over the weed beds. In the spring pike are up shallow sometimes only in a few feet of water during the day and move deeper during the night and as the summer progresses the big fish go deeper and become harder to reach with flies. These pike will tend to do the opposite as the spring and stay in the deeper water during the day and move shallow at night to feed. You will always be able to find smaller pike in the weed beds day and night and can be a lot of fun if you find numbers. Most Pike are not picky and will hit almost any streamers that resemble their natural forage or some other colors that seem to excel for me are white body with a red head, fire tiger any combinations of greens, oranges reds and yellow, gold with a black or olive back, and pink with a purple back. I hope this helps you, tight lines!

Mitchell Jacob
4 months ago

@337432696856123 that's all very helpful! Thank you so much

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