Thursday, 9 July 2009

What's tying tonight!



I have two trips coming up - both are diametrically opposed! I have a pike trip next week to a new location... so a fact finding trip is the name of the game. My partner is a major UK angler of note BUT I don't believe he's fly fished for old esox before... so yours truly is providing kit and tying killer patterns.


In addition to pike flies I'm tying bass patterns (sea bass - like your striped bass for readers across the pond). I was told to tie a Gartside Gurgler by a pal of mine and he suggested that it could do with being a little more on the subtle side! I guess I tie with pike in mind at the moment. However the top two should do for the bass. The surf candy is interesting in that I've put a silver bead in the head and used a Dremel drill to open the hole so that I can retain the barb. There is also something peculiar about this fly in its construction - I'll let you figure it out for a month or two!

3 comments:

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Great looking flies David,Love the gurgler.Am sure you will have tight lines with those.

David Edwards said...

Simon... cheers for that. I hope that the takes are savage and unrelenting!

pikepicker said...

Dave....try some weedrunners...you will love them...if you go to my blog you will see the flies and if you want a step by step just let me know...