2012 fantasy pike fly challenge

This will also be a strict catch & release affair!


Players pick 4 flies for the season

12 flies to choose from
(Found in the left sidebar)
6 tubes
6 hooked
6 substitute flies (3 x tubes & 3 x hooked)

5 flies will be tied for each specific fly design, and will be used through out the season. Once each fly becomes unusable to fish with, it will be replaced with a new one until all five are finished.
Flies will be regularily photographed to show their condition throughout the Fantasy league challenge.

Points tally
Points will be tallied up at the end of each week and added to the league table in the sidebar so players can see where they are standing

1 point will be given for each fish caught
2 extra points will be awarded for a fish over 75cm (2,46 ft)
4 extra points will be awarded for a fish over 85cm (2,78 ft)
6 extra points will be awarded for a fish over 1 meter (3,28 ft)

I will alternate between using tube flies one days and hooked flies the next and each fly will be changed after each fish caught which will even out the playing field so to say!

1. Substitutions will be submitted as and when I feel the need
change the playing field. for example certain flies will perform better during different times of the year.
2. 3 x substitutions will take place throughout the course of
the season.
3. Each player gets to choose one tube and one hooked fly
would like to change. The flies that get the most vote
for that
specific substitution period get used!

Play offs!
1. On the 30th September all the points will be tallied up and
the top 10 players will go into the October play offs which
will end on the 31st October.

2. All the flies will be brought back into play for each of the
ten players.

3. Players can then choose to either keep the
ones they have or change to other models during the play

All entrants need to be submitted by the latest 15th May.
Send your entry name to uivelon_kierros@yahoo.co.uk with (2012 Fantasy pike fly challenge) as a header

Monday, 9 April 2012

decissions decissions!!

So I think its important that I explain to those wanting to play this season the flies I'll be fishing with this season so as to be able to give you a better understanding behind my choices and how it will affect your over all choice as well. Spending some time going through my last three seasons stats might help you, but dont count on it!

Red/White has always been a farely productive Spring & Autumn colour combination here and I thought that I'll be needing flies that will be constructed with tough enough materials to hopefully get me through the season with and my raccoon bunnies are just one of those fies. I would class this as an attractor pattern so take into consideration when choosing your flies that attractor patterns work well here during spring and Autumn time but aren''t very effective during the summer months when water temps are high. Another reason why I picked this fly on a hook is I can also attach a fish skull head to give some extra weight to the fly so I can fish it at slightly deeper depths when the situation lends itself.

I picked these Perch tube flies cause they are a great all season fly, but will be more effective during the summer months here and also through Autumn when pike are far more selective with their food prey. These synthetic slinky fiber baitfish patterns also wouldn't last as long if tied onto a hook as they would onto a tube hense the choice. They wouldn't be my first choice generally to fish with, but they have accounted for most of the bigger fish I've caught here over the last 6 yrs around the island and are worth a punt....whether you have faith in them lasting the season is also something you are going to have to take in to consideration when choosing your starting four, but I will be using very soft hook retainer tubes so they slide off from the hook once the pike is caught which wil keep them away from the majority of pikes teeth.

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