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The Hook & Hackle Company encourages support of those "Wounded Warriors" who have suffered physical and/or emotional injury as a result of their service to our great country.

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Rose River Farm, Virginia's finest private water trout fishing experience, has just gotten even better. Now in addition to over a mile of private water managed for Trophy Trout (all strictly on the fly and catch and release) they have added luxury rental cabins. As an introductory special ....

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The Hook & Hackle Company highly endorses this fine bonefish, tarpon & permit fishing destination. Our recent visit there exceeded our expectations many times over.

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Nora's colorful artwork just blow's me away! Best known for her watercolors, Nora has spent time painting on location all over the U.S.

 

I recently purchased a couple of prints from her Rich Pool Series which have become instant favorites!

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From time to time, we will feature different folks who are making a difference to fly fishing, conservation, outdoor art, helping others & so on. We welcome your suggestions for this column.


Peter C. Thompson, artist, writer, fly fisher & conservationist is our current feature.

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The USA Youth Fly Fishing Team is a carefully selected group of young anglers from across the United States

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Pike & Musky Fly Recipes!

Your source for flyfishing and flycraft resources since 1975.

 

Baitfish - Whitlock's Swimming

Adams

  • Hook - stainless steel - straight eye - 2/0
  • Thread - red
  • Weed Guard - heavy clear monofilament
  • Tail - four white and two grizzly saddle hackles with silver and pearl krystal flash
  • Sides - two white hackles short
  • Throat - red flashabou
  • Collar - white deer hair on the bottom natural deer hair on top
  • Head - orange then red deer hair spun and clipped to shape
  • Eyes - gold doll eyes

 

Bunny Bug

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater 3/0
  • Weed guard - heavy clear monofilament
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - 4 inch strip of black rabbit with several strands of black krystal flash shorter than tail
  • Butt - orange marabou
  • Body - black rabbit strip palmered to 1/4" of eye
  • head - black thread lacquered heavily
  • Eyes - white with black pupil

 

Dahlberg Diver - Purple

Adams

  • Hook -standard saltwater hook sizes 2 and larger
  • Thread - yellow
  • Weed guard - heavy clear monofilament
  • Wings -black marabou
  • Sides - two black & white grizzly hackles enclosed by two yellow & black grizzly hackles, and crystal, yellow or black crystal flash (may combine) and white saddle hackle tips or pearl tinsel
  • Topping - silver and gold flashabou and peacock herl
  • Collar - yellow and black deer hair
  • Head - black and yellow deer hair, spun and clipped to shape
  • Legs - white and black rubber legs

 

Drew's Musky Buster*

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater sizes 5/0 to 1/0
  • Thread - fire-orange
  • Weight - (optional) 15 to 20 wraps of .020" lead wire
  • Tail - 5 to 6" strip of white rabbit strip over 8 pieces of pearl Krystal Flash
  • Body - white sparkle yarn or antron
  • Wing - 8 pieces gold Krystal Flash under white bucktail that extends well past the hook bend
  • Throat - white bucktail extending past hook bend under a small bunch of red krystal flash that extends to the hook bend
  • Topping - brown bucktail extending to the hook bend

Comments-this pattern is also effective when tied in yellow, chartreuse and black. This becomes an excellent pike pattern when tied substituting red bucktail for white.

 

Hairwater Pup - Black

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 1/0
  • Thread - red
  • Weed guard - heavy clear monofilament
  • Tail - black rabbit fur strip-also over the body
  • Rib - fine silver wire
  • Body - black rabbit dubbing
  • Throat - red flashabou short
  • Collar - black deer hair
  • Head - black deer hair spun and clipped
  • Eyes - audible eyes blue

 

Lefty's Deceiver - Blue/white

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 4/0 - 1/0
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - eight white saddle hackles with a few strands of blue krystal flash and pearl flashabou
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Throat - white bucktail
  • Underwing - white bucktail on sides as well
  • Wing - blue bucktail
  • Topping - 6 to 8 strands of peacock herl
  • Collar - red thread
  • Eyes - painted - white with black pupil

Comments - there are a number of variations in this deceiver patter that are effective on pike and muskies. Experimentation will doubtless lead to an effective pattern for you area.

 

Rabbit Strip Diver

Adams

  • Hook - stinger - 2, 6, 10
  • Thread - white
  • Weed Guard - heavy clear monofilament
  • Tail - yellow rabbit fur strip
  • Topping - gold flashabou
  • Collar - yellow deer hair spun and clipped on the bottom
  • Head - yellow deer hair spun and clipped to shape

Note on Diver patterns - Deer hair is easily destroyed by these fish. A better route to go is to use wool for the head instead of deer hair.

*Muskie Buster pattern - compliments of Andrew Price at Hook & Hackle.