Thursday, 29 March 2012


Poppers are not the best way to catch pike over here in Belgium, but they certainly are the most spectacular way to catch them. Normally I rarely tie them, but apparently one of the lakes we will fish in Ireland, is very shallow and a good place to fish with poppers.
So I tied me a couple, and it was so much fun that I will certainly tie me some more.

Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures. I’ve used daylight instead of artificial light, and lost a lot of details.


I took a picture of the first fly from a different angle as well. This way you can see how I tied in the feathers.

These flies were all tied with ready made popper heads, but in a next post I’ll show you how I make my own…


e.m.b. said...

Poppers are fun for sure. I really love the 3rd and 4th ones down. I've never caught a pike on a top-water pattern...but man it'd be amazing, I bet! Best of luck to you in Ireland.

FishPimp said...

Very nice,

Those Irish pike will love those!
Just a few more days and we will be on our way :):)

Pike Pimp

Anonymous said...

Nice work, Stefaan.
I don't have the time to tie those these week. I hope I can use one from you next week in Ireland...

best regards;


the lonsome piker said...

Hello Erin, thanks a lot! always good to hear from you.

Pike pimp, thanks, and yes it’s getting closer. I just hope the wind will drop a bit till we get there.

Koen, thanks and you now that I have more than enough flies to fish with.