Spey clave

torstai 26. helmikuuta 2015

Close to season opener.

Slowly but surely spring rolling into us here in Finland and next Sunday I have in plans to get a small season opener done,just a small because I'm going for seatrout which I use to do once or max twice a year.
Weekend March 6-8 I will be at GoExpo outdoor fair in Helsinki and weekend after that I hope.....I really,really hope to be able to go out with  my kayak for some pikefishing,goosh I have waited for that moment.
Anyway,next Sunday is all about seatrout...or actually about lay out some line in open water but to make that funnier I want to feel that I'm able to catch something and that' why I have tied some flies for this moment and even if I don't have a clue about seatrout flies I do have a feeling these could work.

I relly hope to catch some because my last seatrout with fly is from 2011 or 12...can't remember but it was a tiny little fish measured to 39 cm.

On top of all I even made a video of these flies even if I don't know will they even work =D


Still tying some smaller pikeflies too even if I got enough of them.Tying is so fun at the moment that I just can't stop.

As you can see there are some Baitfish pattern tied too,tied of a material called Pike Skinz from
http://www.jerkbaitmania.co.uk Nice synthetics which will get a go as soon as I get out with my yak.

Almost forgot...I made a video of that baitfishpattern too


Gonna try to make more videos now when I'm finally learning more to work with IMovie on my McBook.
Got some cool tying projects going on so stay tuned :)

keskiviikko 11. helmikuuta 2015

Time is dragging on...

Thought I could do a quick update here.
My kayak is pretty much ready for the forthcoming season.No need for any rods,reels.lines so it's just some waiting for open water now.
Anyway,I want to do something while waiting too and have solved that by looking at Google maps searching for new waters and guess what ? I have found some awesome looking venues that need to be explored,actually I have found a lot of them,so many this season might be pretty much exploring only them if I want to.Feel so excited about that.

Mentioned that nothing is badly needed before season kick of so I have also had some time to do some experimentation tying synthetics which is far from my favorites.
My opinion is that synthetics suit best for different kind of baitfish patterns so that's what I have been tied lately.
I have tied them small (10-15 cm:s) and on hook and have to admit....I believe in them,will surely get a go this season.

Two first are tied on a TMC 8089 #2 hook,all other on a Sakuma Manta 540 5/0
Have also made a tutorial which is waiting for editing,have to sort that out,(i'm new user of Imovie)

So,not much more to write about at the moment.
Two forthcoming events to wait for are GoExpo fair in Helsinki next month and now on Thursday evening a film I have waited for so long and finally my waiting is over.
I'm talking about first episode of   FLY VS JERK 6



maanantai 2. helmikuuta 2015

Line up.

Couple of years ago I met a guy by an incident in a fishing shop,talked with him about fly lines and believe me since that my fly fishing hasn't been the same.
he built me two lines,one intermediate and one sink.
He built them of a DH-rod shooting line which was cut and backward attached to a running line and from the first test my casting lengths increased with several meters and even if I fail with my timing in double hauls casts were long and smooth,not the best way to learn casting but I just want to get my flies out to fishes,I don't care about right technics.
What made this line so special is that there was no normal loop to loop connection but "core line to core line" connection which made casts much smoother.
Also the backward attached shooting head cut from front had no front taper at all.

Anyway,I fished with these line for three seasons before it slowly came to it's end and it was time to get a new one,actually couple of them,Fished a lot with them and realized their potential
You can build almost what kind of lines you want,even a floating head with a sinking running line...if you feel you need one.
Have had some extra time now when my water has been ice covered so I decided to try to build couple of lines myself too,even if I don't need them yet.
First thing is to cut and weigh the shooting head.
I like heavier lines so 25 grams is ok with me.

peel of the cover.

Extract the core and cut of a half of it.

Next step is most difficult in my opinion,to get a needle attached to core line into opposite core line.

At this stage add some elastic glue on the core line.
I used Aqua sure as glue here,good stuff.

Pull from both core lines,cut the excess and voila.

Have built two more lines ready for forthcoming season.Feel very hard to back to ordinary lines after I tried out these.
Season 2015,bring it on.....