After seeing some of Brad Bohen's Hang Time flies and I have to admit, a few pics of the monster muskies he's caught on them, I was inspired to tie up what I think are a little more pike sized ones. They incorporate materials and are put together using techniques that I'm familiar with for tying striper flies. I'm a big fan of using natural materials like bucktail, feathers, and marabou which are the main components of these flies. I love the natural variation in color and texture and the feel of stuff designed by nature. These flies remind me a lot of a combination of both flatwings and hollow flies with the flowing saddles and the appearance of bulk without actually being heavily tied. In the vise they look quite scraggly but should smooth out to a nice fish profile and really move and breathe in the water. Looking at the pics now they kind of have a slight resemblance to steelhead flies also. I'm quite happy with how they turned out.
I tied a few up in black/red, a favorite color combo of mine especially in the spring, one that suggests a perch, and the last as a standard chartreuse and white attractor.
A red/white variation that I caught my first pike on in Maine last weekend and also a pretty solid largemouth. It was definitely worth tying a few more up.
I figured I'd throw up a few pics of some striper flies tied hollow style that I pulled out of a fly wallet. I know all of these have caught fish already. They aren't as impressive as I hoped since they have already been wet and flattened out by storage.