Posts Tagged ‘Pike’

Finn Raccoon Pike Streamer – by Holger Lachmann

Finn Raccoon Pike Streamer – by Holger Lachmann

Finn Raccoon is an awesome material for big pike flies. The long, soft hair moves really well in the water. It’s also very durable. If you don’t use too much of the leather it’s also not so difficult to cast, because the hair will not soak as much as water as rabbit fur for example […]

T-Bone Musky Fly – Blane Chocklett

T-Bone Musky Fly – Blane Chocklett

A three-part video of Blane Chocklett giving detailed instructions for tying his T-bone Musky fly

Fuschia Flocker

Fuschia Flocker

Check out this massive tube fly streamer using Hedron Falshabou

DVD Trailer: A Backyard in Nowhere

DVD Trailer: A Backyard in Nowhere

A film that mixes Western and Gonzo elements with traditional fly fishing. Blinded by stories of giant Northern pike, a trio of fly fishers set out to explore the remote Innoko River in Alaska. They end up getting a whole lot more than they bargained for– generous servings of booze, taking the law into one’s own hands and gun slinging– challenges that need to be overcome to find the giants. 50 min.

Product Spotlight: Eumer Tube Fly Box

Product Spotlight: Eumer Tube Fly Box

The Eumer tube fly box is a simple way to store your tube flies and keep them organized. This tube fly box has 36 small tapered spikes onto which it

Fly Patterns: A BWO Emerger, a Meaty Streamer, and a Gorgeous Full Dressed Salmon Fly

Fly Patterns: A BWO Emerger, a Meaty Streamer, and a Gorgeous Full Dressed Salmon Fly

Here at Hatches, we’re always on the lookout for interesting fly patterns. Probably the single greatest resource we have at our disposal for finding them is the Fly Pattern Database (which has grown to over 10,000 fly patterns!). No where else on the web can one find a greater archive of fly patterns, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to it. To express our great appreciation, and to make sure “older” patterns aren’t forgotten, we have decided to highlight three fly patterns from the database each week. We’ll share the best of the best, from the past to the present.

Hatches 2010: The Bunny Split by Mark Dysinger

Hatches 2010: The Bunny Split by Mark Dysinger

Of all the species I fish for, saltwater and fresh, pike are my favorite. They excite me. They intimidate me. They’re primitive-looking, Jurassic in appearance and nature. Their appetites are enormous. Their strikes are savage. My hands shake with adrenaline when I release them. Predatory fish — especially those better measured in feet than in […]

Widow Angel Variant by John Driscoll

Widow Angel Variant by John Driscoll

This fly is a variation of a pike fly pattern tied by Simon Graham called a Widow Angel.  As you will see, the body of the fly is created by using a split-string dubbing technique.  It is for this reason that I like to go with Danville’s 210 denier Flat Waxed Nylon thread when tying […]

The Ragin’ Craven by Charlie Craven

The Ragin’ Craven by Charlie Craven

The Ragin’ Craven was originally developed as a permit fly that could be fished both on the drop and the retrieve. See, most permit flies are to be dropped in front of the fish, and act like a crab as they drop, but lack the movement and profile to entice a grab after the fly hits the bottom. I have never had a permit eat a fly once it touched the bottom, although they generally will eyeball the hell out if it and it gets a bit frustrating. Therefore, I went to work to come up with a fly that would drop like a crab pattern, but then have the movement and profile to morph into a shrimp or other flats critter once on the bottom, allowing the angler a chance to move the fly without blowing his cover. The Ragin’ is my answer.

An Interview with the Klinkhamer Himself by VERN-O

An Interview with the Klinkhamer Himself by VERN-O

Hans van Klinken lives in Harskamp, a little village in the center of Holland with his wonderful wife of almost 25 years Ina.  Who has gained her own fame in Canada for spectacular catches of Inconnu (See: http://www.ffinternet.com/html/canada_yukon3.htm) She started fly fishing in 1991. Hans is 53 years old and has worked for 27 years […]

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