Since I met Mr.Bauer at GoExpo fair earlier this year I started to tie flies suited for those magical tails and had a good spring which has continued so far,I haven't blanked a single time this season so far.
Anyway,I have felt that I want to try something new,first it was smaller flies (like I use to go for in summer) but with same materials and on tube...just like the bigger one I tie.
I can't remember where I saw some beautiful flies made of synthetics and thank's to Mr Chandler from http://www.jerkbaitmania.co.uk I started to tie up some baitfishpatterns of Pike Skinz.
Even if synthetics have never been my favorite material it has become to an important material in my tying now when I learned to handle it a bit and saw some patterns to get some ideas from.
|With or without stripes|
Pike Skinz got some awesome colors and if that ain't enough you can blend them by yourself more if you feel to.
Add some flash,add stripes...Start to like synthetics =D
As you can see I also tie these on hooks using Sakuma Manta 545 size 5/0 for summer flies,they are small,15-20 cm and feel I get them faster under surface and with a sink line also deeper than on tubes.
Feel there's so many possibilities still to try.
These flies are quick to tie and often in middle of tying I found myself thinking how to develop this pattern further and one fine day I decided to make a try to add a wiggle tail on these,after couple of failed tries I finally came on with a pretty small fly but with a tail I'm happy with the size,still need to see how it work with a roly poly retrieving FAST.
And that's not enough,found some blades for buzz baits.
Had also some stainless wire so.....why not ? A buzz-fly...
Have no idea how this will work.
My first thought was that if I'm able to get a popper out I will get this too but casting MIGHT be a pain in the ass with that rotating blade,will the whole fly spin in the water ?
Also this was meant for topwater fishing among water lilys,I had a plan to fish next week on a huge area with a lot of reed and water lilys,water there is very murky so poppers and this buzz fly can be the key to success.
I will tell you later on next week....