Fly Tying: Alters Pike Slider Variation

Alter's Pike Slider is a good fly for chasing pike in the North West. This fly can be tied larger and longer by simply adding more length to the tail. This version is a slight variation by wrapping bunny around the shank of the hook and adding some arctic fox. Fish this fly on a floating line or sinking line.

Materials:

Hook: Gamakatsu B10S 2/0
Tail/Body: Barred Rabbit Strip Olive/Brown
Flash: Flashabou Perch
Head/Thorax: Olive Fox, Red Fox & Black Craft Fur
Eyes: Living Eyes Fire Eyes
Finish: Clear Cure Goo Thick

 

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I grew up in eastern Washington fishing or hunting every chance I could. My hobbies quickly turned into addictions and I was constantly on the Columbia River swinging flies for steelhead. I headed to the westside to attend college and received a degree in physics. This proved to be difficult due to the new addiction of spey casting to steelhead on the rivers of western Washington. After graduating, I moved to Sandpoint, ID where I married my college sweetheart. I opened my own fly shop and ran it successfully for 6 years until I merged with Big R Fly Shop. Now my days are spent loving the outdoors, with my wife and two boys, who certainly got bit by the fishing bug, and teaching anglers to enjoy the sport of fly fishing and spey casting.

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