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This fellow was a nice suprise. Usually there are lots of smaller pikes biting the fly when fishing pike on mid-summer here in Finland. Sometimes you get lucky. This was nice approx. 5 kg pike with lots of energy due to warm water (+22 c).

 

Pikey

Pikey

 

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Pictures by Pasi Pekonen

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I got few fly pictures from Mika Oraluoma who has tied few saltwater flies for his trip to South Pacific. These flies are actually being tested now at New Zealand and within few weeks at Cook Islands as well. I have been told by several fly fishers that Cook Islands are well know by very nice sized Bonefish. Ten pound bonefish is very common catch there. These three flies should be the “top three” there as Mika says. You can follow Mika’s and his new wife’s trip here.

This one is called Kung Fu Crab and it is tied on Sakuma 410 size 1 stainless saltwater hook.

Kung Fu Crab

Kung Fu Crab

Pattern

Hook:  Sakuma 410 #1

Butt: Pink Ice dub

Eyes: weighted booby eyes, adjust according fishing depth

Claws: Formed and cut gold pheasent tail barb

Legs: Silicone legs

Body:  Furry Foam

Next we have a fly called Clouser Minnow. Also tied on Sakuma 410 size 1

Clouser Minnow

Clouser Minnow

Pattern

Hook:  Sakuma 410 #1

Eyes: weighted booby eyes, adjust according fishing depth

Wing:  Yellow and white bucktail with some crystal flash

Third fly is called Barred Gotcha. Also tied on Sakuma 410 size 1

Barred Gotcha

Barred Gotcha

Pattern

Hook:  Sakuma 410 #1

Eyes: weighted booby eyes, adjust according fishing depth

Tail: Pearl crystal flash

Body: Sand coloured vinyl rib or other similar yarn

Wing: Sand coloured Craft Fur

Legs: Sili Legs

Wing:  Yellow and white bucktail with some crystal flash

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So far our pike fly fishing season have started quite slow but now it seems that it is getting started. Finally! It seems that fish are migrating to shallower water as the water temperature gets lower. Now the water temperature is down to 7-8 celcius. Also weather conditions have been varying a lot. If it is not 13 m/s wind and raining it is totally calm sea and bright sunny weather. Althoug it was calm day and quite bright we managed to land couple nice pikes.

Nice 4 kg pike

Nice 7.5 kg pike

We managed to land few smaller ones from 1 kg to 2 kg. All fish were C & R. We used Sakuma Manta 540 size 5/0 hooks.

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I have been using Sakuma Manta’s for a while now in pike fishing and I realised that Partridge Predator X hooks looks a lot the same as Sakuma’s. I decided to compare the hooks and here is the result

Sakuma Manta 540 size 5/0 matches 100% with the Partridge Predator X size 4/0.

Only difference is the wire gauge. Partridge Predator X has a bit heavier wire.

Sakuma has another Manta hook model 545 Extra Manta which has heavier wire as well. I bet that the Sakuma Manta 545 Extra is 100% same hook as Partridge Predator X.

What’s the point in this? Sakuma is cheaper 🙂

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