April 16, 2012

The Banger

I decided to share some of the flies I tied. Keep in my mind that I just started with tying somewhere mid January. I start with The Banger. I think this is my favourite fly so far.

Here is how I tie it:

1. 4/0 hooks
2. Start with some flash
3. Two feathers (shlappen or strung hackles)
4. Pencil think bucktail wrapped evenly around the hook shank
5. Another two feathers same type/size
6. Some more the same flash
7. Another piece of bucktail
8. Few peacock herl to darken the back of the fly
9. Marabou wrapped around the hook shank
10. Next step is wrapping EP sparkle brush, length of 5-6cm (I really love this stuff)
11. I finish with 9mm EP plastic eyes

The bucktail is holding the profile of the fly, the eyes are quite big and add some weight to the fly, so you can almost jig it. The marabou puffs out in the water, which makes a good trigger.

April 8, 2012

Waiting for the right weather

With closed predator season I'm planning to explore carp fIy fishing. I tied myself few carp flies using EP fiber, limiting to one pattern that seems to be successful here in the Netherlands. The weather is not very encouraging, below 10 degrees during the day, windy and cloudy. This is kind of ruing my plan of sight fishing. I guess I'll have to wait for the real spring to come. I can tell you it is killing me to sit and wait for the good weather. Maybe just because there was a very short winter here and I got used to fish every weekend. The ice covered the canals for only two weeks. I'm following few blogs of guys fishing in Scandinavia, I can't imagine what they are going through :-)