Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jvice 444

Here is the 444th vice made by Jay in South Africa.

Well the new Jvice has finally hit the door step. I managed to take a few pictures but I'll do my best to get some better images and a bit of a review up in the new year. All I can say now is that I'm very happy with it.

Top view with the Pro Jaws mounted on the side of the base. I have the streamer attachement for this but neglected to take a picture of it.

These pro jaws can hold a very large hook.

Vise with the midge jaws "Small Fluff"

More Small Fluff - Size 12 1X fly in the midge jaws, lots of room to work. You can bend the hook in the jaws, it really holds the small hooks tight.

Size 18 fly in the midge jaws, and still lots of room to work. I had a bare size 22 in it a couple of days ago and when I find the hooks again I'll post a picture. These jaws are great for the small stuff.

The vise can also be mounted on the front of the base if you need it closer to you.

So far I'm really impressed with this vise and Jay over at Jvice is great to deal with.

I made a tying station a month or so ago out of oak and maple, it a little rough and it still needs to be stained. The front of the base needs to be extended out 3 inches then the Jvice will slide right into the perfect docking station.

Monday, November 30, 2009


I've been playing with the flashtail whistler. This ones tied on a 1/0 hook. I've fished it for pike and it works well. I hope to get it out on the saltwater for what it was meant for one day. The grizzly at the sides don't match up too well in the picture but they do straighten out when you get them wet.


This is a simple yet effective pike fly.

This ones tied on a 2/0 saltwater hook.
tied with a Magnum bunny strip over crystal flash with bead chain eyes and red saddle hackle. This is a fast and easy tie if your rushed to get out there and fish.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tie Dye Pike Fly

Been playing with some Icelandic Sheep hair. The stuff is very colorfull and has great movement in the water. I tested this guy out on the weekend and netted a little 4 pounder on the first cast. In half an hour casting from the shore I managed 3 with this guy. I really need to start bringing my camera when I go out.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pike Dusters

These are not as pretty as the flies that PikeFFArticles makes but they are very effective.
Tied on a mustad 34007 2/0

Friday, October 9, 2009


I've tried everything for leaders when fishing pike on the fly. I’ve lost numerous flies with fluorocarbon but wire has never let me down. Now there’s wire and then there’s this stuff Cortland Toothy Critter, its wire you can tie with a regular knot. No special tools needed no hassles and you can repair it or tie it streamside or in the boat. The best part is that it has never broken on me, never left one of my favorite flies in the jaws of the snot rocket. It's a little pricey up here in Canada at $10 for a 10 foot piece but worth every cent when you don’t lose your favorite fly.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Pike that started it all.

I've been catching pike my whole life but this is the one that started the obsession for them. He jumped, went sidways across the top of the water, dove and would not give up. He was a ballistic snot rocket from H..... Anyways this was years ago. Now I love to get them on the fly. This one swam to fight another day.

This may take a while

It's all about pike on the fly.

Content and pictures will start up soon.....