Hook: Partridge Universal Predator X 2/0
Thread: UTC 140 fluo white
Tail: Veniards white bucktail, white Icelandic sheep, white saddle hackles
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash
Rear body: Veniards Tri-lobal holographic medium silver, Veniards white Schlappen, chartreuse and white marabou...
For those of you who would find it beneficial, here is a step by step instructional post on how to tie a Mohican Pike fly.
The reason I have chosen this fly is two-fold: firstly, it is a relatively simple fly to tie in that it only has a couple of simple steps but it does allow you to practice...
I avoid the loop to loop connection with wire to mono as through time, the motion of casting and, if you're lucky, playing fish, the two materials will rub/pull against each other and there will eventually only be one winner....the wire.
The albright knot eliminates this. I give mine a wee coat...
Nice one Wilkie.
Have you been working on flies for the job? I would love to go down and have a go but after recently becoming a Dad, the time and money is tight :(
I have been doing some large articulated Mackerel patterns I'll need to let you have a look at ;)