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torstai 9. maaliskuuta 2017

Fly tying continues

When pikes go picky I often try to downsize my flies.Of course I like to fish with Wiggle tails and have tied some with a snap lock on a titanium wire.
Also some with shanks.

I love fly tying and I like to try out new materials which I luckily have been able to do this winter thank's to my homies at Fly-dressing.
New materials enable me to also try out new patterns which is nice,you can create some fancy things with small lightweight pikeflies too.
Sometimes it's just relaxing to tie some basic patterns with a new twist using all these new materials like this Polar reflector flash,awesome to add in between the ties on a basic hollow deciver.

Also I like to use other flash than Magnum flash on my smaller ties,and I have fell in love with a material I actually have had for a while but used it very rarely.Hedron Polarflash got some super nice colors on market like the pearl blue and this dark olive pearl.

With these small twists i think my flies got that little extra "something" in them.
Tied up some basic decievers using these materials,still quick and simple to tie,easy to cast and catch well...I like that.

Still waiting for open water.....got my sights middle of April.

torstai 2. maaliskuuta 2017

Playin the waiting game.

Mother nature playing mind games with us impatient anglers waiting for some open waters.
It has been a pain when todays +4 degrees has changed to tomorrows -15 degrees,also the snow has almost melted only to see that next day we got 25 cm again but nothing to do except waiting and try to find something to do before D-Day which getting closer and closer.
For me it has been fly tying and trying out new materials which I have been lucky to get from Fly-Dressing for test-tying

Got my boxes pretty well filled and I'm really excited for the forthcoming season.
Have had some fun times behind my vise....

The fly above Is a new pattern for me,saw it on   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv423opZhNo&t=7897s
But couldn't tie a similar because I don't got all materials so I had to improvise a bit,came out good enough in my opinion it's a small Fly,much smaller that I use to tie,only 13 cm long and with a XL sized Dragon tail it's just about 20 cm.Tied on a Vision/Partridge Big mama 4/0 hook and a 35 mm long shank.
On Niklaus tie he added Predator fiber as the head but I don't got that stuff so I just tied with Rainy's craft fur instead.
Think I need to tie couple more of these.

Just adding these pics makes me wanna go fishing so badly but while waiting go and check out this one  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHsbQgqARWE&feature=push-u&attr_tag=HoAvFWzG-HA-6 

perjantai 10. helmikuuta 2017

Fly VS Jerk 8 Adventure begin Feb.10

The dust from Perch pro competition has barely settled before it's time for a new competition Fly Vs Jerk 8.

the success from team Vision/Fly-Dressing in Perch pro 2017 has increased at least my hopes for a "flydouble" 2017 with two fly teams involved.

Wanna wish tight lines for all teams but hopefully some of the fly teams will be crowned as winners.

Here's a link to previous seasons  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnDj4GODT_QqRRUGxerCw6i_RRFOVH1kx

torstai 9. helmikuuta 2017

New wiggle tails

Many of you know I like to fish with wiggle tails and have done so now for a time,You probably also know I fish mostly for pikes so size I have used has been XXL,Wide and jumbo slim from which Jumbo slim has been my absolute favorite.

Have heard rumors of new models and colors and waited drooling what it's gonna be,what they gonna look like an most of all,the movement....

With -21 degrees outside I'll have no chance to check the movement myself yet so I have to trust what I have heard about them,movement should be outstanding.
Can't wait for open water to try them out

Something that I am pretty excited about so please winter,could you step aside and let the spring in.

perjantai 20. tammikuuta 2017

Expectations for season 2017

Even if it looks kinda hopeless at the moment I have noticed some signs of hope that we really going the right direction and hopefully we got open water soon.
It has felt a bit strange because I haven't climbed on walls in await to get out fishing as I use to do this time of year,have had so much fun behind the vise tryin out new materials and working on my man cave.
It is a bit early to talk about any expectations for next season but some things has has really worked it's way under my skin....
Things I hope to be able to do next season is definitely to find couple of new spots to fish,already studied maps....Hopefully it will pay of.

Just mentioned that some things has worked it's way under my skin and one and also biggest thing of them is to fly fish for perch.
I would lie if I say that the ongoing competition "Perch Pro" on  Kanalgratis.se Youtube channel has not affected me on that case,especially the performance from the Vision/Fly-Dressing team is really increasing my interest to give it a serious go on the forthcoming season,got some flies tied already.
One episode to go of the competition.
Watch previous episodes,really worth it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J4Ns0GDn-8&t=12s  episode 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcZHzI_fPBU         episode 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j31CxtO0Zmo           episode 3

Daniel and Steffan double catch.

Feb.10 Kanalgratis.se is releasing Fly VS Jerk 8 on Youtube which also is a "must see" for me.
Hopefully I get some ideas for my pike season too

tiistai 17. tammikuuta 2017

Season 2016 in 15 minutes

2016 was a nice memorable season for me,not many big fishes landed but many good ones,and a new milestone made,think I never been so much on the water before and not a single blank trip either.

Went thru my pics from 2016 the other day and decided to make a short fast clip of it,no fancy editing or other refinement,so here it is,hope you enjoy to watch.


torstai 12. tammikuuta 2017

Happy new year 2017

So,It's a new year and time for new tricks.
Winter time has always been a painful time when waiting for open water,so even this year but not as bad as usually for many different reasons.
I have been able to get my hands on so many new very cool quality tying materials which has been one huge inspiration source for some tying.

If I have to name some of the coolest materials my first choice would be Harelines Ripple ice fiber in both UV and "normal" versions,gives a good extra for the fly,especially in the headpart of it.

It really gives the glow on a ordinary decivier.

The UV version of the Ripple ice fiber really pops out.

Think also the ordinary Ripple ice fiber looks good.
Next material I also like very much is Hedron Magnum flash in pearl dyed colors,a very cool addition to the Magnum flash family.
They don't may look like much in package but think it's cool to blend some strands of it with normal colored flash in your flies.I love it.

In my opinion this type of flash is to give more volume to the fly,I have added the blue and/or lavendel color to Holo silver for example,but of course you can use it as "main flash" too
Yellow suits Holo yellow or gold,looks cool in green also,many possibilities imo.

Think you can see it best on the two flies posing with a beer can,

Third cool material which need to mentioned is body material for my pike flies called  Polar reflector flash from Hareline,a chenille/brush..whatever you wanna call it,

I really like this chenille a lot,so soft and easy to wrap around the shank,a new favourite for me.

As you can see on the pic above there's a red hook,a Partridge hook made for Vision ? Called  Big Mama,thinner version is called Big Daddy,Anyway,nice to have options on that front too

Look similar to to Predator and Predator X 

Last but not least I got some shrimp hooks in size 6.Partridge CS 54 which I just had to try to tie on.
It's a long time since I was dragged so far from my comfort zone but...it was fun but still think pike flies are more of my thing.

That's all for now,while waiting for open water it's good time to check out Perch pro 2017.
As a fly guy my sights laying on team Vision/Fly-Dressing Who's actually fish so well that even I feel the raising interest for perch fly fishing.
Soon it's also time for Fly VS Jerk which also is a "must see for me" coming in February.

You can see both competitions here ---> https://www.youtube.com/user/kanalgratisdotse