Friday, April 12, 2013

Attention Pike Pursuers

Esox Lucius T-Bone (See Notes)
Created & Tied By: LO Jurgens
Hook: Mustad 3366
Size: 4 ~ 2/0
Thread: Black Danville 210 Fly Master ++
Eyes: 3/8” or 7/16” Black Spirit River Deep See™ Aluminum Eyes
Deep See™ 
Eye Inserts: Pearl/White or Mirror Eye Spirit River 3-D Molded Stick-On Eyes
Wing: Tan Grizzly Schlappen Feathers
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash or Flashabou
Under Collar: Red Schlappen Feather
Collar: Tan Grizzly Schlappen Feather(s)
Head: Black Flat Diamond Braid
Head Cement: 5 Minute Epoxy or Super Glue and Sally Hansen® Hard as Nails®

The Target
Most predator fish species “target” the eyes on their prey. This is the reason I use the large Deep See™ aluminum eyes also their use makes the fly less of a “Chuck & Duck” pattern.
Deep See™ Aluminum Eyes Preparation
3-D Molded Stick-On Eyes sizes are 5.0 for 3/8” and 6.0 for 7/16”.
Using epoxy or super glue, glue the molded eyes into the Deep See™ Aluminum Eyes this helps preventing them from disappearing on an errant cast.

Rio Grande Sucker
The Rio Grande sucker was one of the native fish species that fell victim to predation from the northern pike. However, it is still present in many of Colorado's smaller freshwater streams that have gravelly bottoms. An adult Rio Grande sucker is 4 to 6 inches long and brown in color with a distinctive "blotchy" appearance. It serves as a bait fish for larger game like the pike.

This is the only picture I could find on the internet of a Rio Grande Sucker. Thanks to the Crestone Eagle (February 2006) and The Colorado Division of Wildlife. To read The article go to

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