Fly tying - pike streamer
Fly tying - pike streamer in 10 steps
Fliegenbinden - Step by Step
Before we start the first basic winding. We put a drop of super glue on the hackle and start winding. For large streamers, we always glue the binding silk so that the winding is firmer.
The next step is to bind the dubbing. This is not twisted onto the silk in the classic way, but is bound in tightly. The binding material is bound as shown in the photo. However, it is important to “tapper” the dubbing, which means that you do not bind it as if it were separated, but pull a little on the left and right of the material to bind the dubbing in a straight crescent shape. This makes the streamer more like a fish. To tie in the dubbing, we first make a loose safety wrap and with the second wrap we tighten it, the dubbing must sit around the complete hook so that the streamer gets its shape.
In the third step, we bind the dubbing to the back. We fix the dubbing with three to five wraps and secure it with a drop of superglue. Every time you apply superglue or any other glue, always let it dry thoroughly, otherwise the dubbing will rotate on the hook.
In this step the flash material is integrated. We usually always use opaque colors with the flash. If the fly is beige, we then always use gold dubbing. If the dubbing is gray, we would now use blue and silver here. The dFlash is tied in the same way as the dubbing. First one loose wrap to hold and then three to five wraps to fix. As with the last steps, we fix the winding with super glue.
To improve the appeal of the fly, we take another flash material, in copper. The rest of the step is the same as described above.
Then we bind the flau to the back and fix everything with superglue. As you can see on the photo, the flau is taped, which means that we pulled the threads of the flash material a little to the left and right, so that the flash is not tied straight. So the streamer gets more structure in the body.
After the flash is bound and secured with superglue, you can bind the streamer head. Here we also tap the dubbing again to get a nice shape. First we make a loose wrap to secure everything and then three to five tight wraps. Like every wrap, this one is also secured with superglue.
To tie the head better, we take commercial hair clips to fix the dubbing. Now it’s easy to tie the head if you have both hands free. When the knot in the front is ready, we use a drop of superglue again to fix it.
After tying the final knot with the Whipfinisher tool, we brush the streamer’s dubbing backward with a comb to make the body more streamlined. Now we secure the end knot with glue.
The last step is purely for aesthetics, because pike do not care if the streamer has eyes or not. To keep the eyes glued on the streamer, we form a head with a UV glue. We turn our streamer on the binding stick and distribute the glue evenly. Now we harden the UV glue with a lamp.
Conclusion: Here is one of our impressions of a pike streamer. Of course there are many different ones that can be tied. We want to show you here a light streamer that requires little material. – Tight Lines your Flyfishing Crew Bavaria. Here you come to several of our Tying instructions.