My family has been fly fishing for Northern Pike for over a fifteen years. In the fly tying videos below, my brother Matt demonstrates two of our favorite patterns, the Carpet Muncher and the Big-Eye baitfish.
For those of you on the West Coast, get ready for some great fly fishing for ling cod this winter. Here is my favorite fly pattern, the ling cod clouser which uses a large circle hook and saltwater yak hair.
Captain Nate’s Lingcod Clouser Minnow
Hook: Saltwater circle hook 4/0
Thread: Kevlar fly tying thread
Eyes: Extra Large Lead dumbbell
Tail: Saltwater Yak Hair