Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tying the Picket Pin

Here's a really cool tying video that Tim Flagler made on how he ties the Picket Pin, complete with retro tools and hooks.  This is a fairly old pattern that originated in Montana, that still produces well throughout the US of A, for trout and panfish.  I know a few anglers that fish it regularly and do quite well: they fish it dead-drift as you would a nymph; swing as you would a wet fly; and also by retrieving it just as you would fish a streamer.  The primary material in this pattern is peacock herl, which as any fly fisherman knows, has almost magical properties when it comes to attracting trout.  Make sure you watch this with the sound on.
      

Tie some up, and sharpen your hooks!

7 comments:

Brk Trt said...

I always fish this fly. Every outing the Pin will be put to use.
It works.

Matt Grobert said...

Brk Trt - I was thinking about your posts with photos of Brookies with a Picket Pin firmly in their jaw when I watched this one!

Lester Kish said...

Thanks for another nice tying video. I think that this fly will work well for cutthroats in our alpine lakes too. Appreciate the history as well. By the way, I still have some tying material that I picked up from Reed Tackle in New Jersey way back when I was a kid.

Mr. Q said...

With the sound on? I guess i'll wait a few hours to watch it then......boo hoo;(

Apache Trout said...

Wonderful video! I spent a lot of time at St. Lawerence University visiting friends back in the 80's. I'm sure some of them had Dr. Green as a professor. The Picket Pin is a favorite of mine. I'll tie one with some red peacock herl (St Lawerence school colors) in his honor.

Mr.Q said...

I really enjoyed the historic aspect of the video,a lesson in tying and history!!!

RKM said...

I was totally surprised when I first watched this video. I went to St. Lawrence U form 1974 to 1976 and took ecology with Dr. Green. He taught a great class, with lots of interesting field work. I'm certainly sorry to hear about his passing. BTW, your videos are exceptional.