In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Jesper Lindquist Andersen with Ahrex Hooks ties a simple pike fly that every angler should carry this spring, the Easy Cast Pike Fly. 

Learn About This Fly:

Difficulty: Easy

Spring offers some incredible chances at quality trout as water temperatures bring rivers back to life. Although this can be extremely tempting, this time of year is also prime for our toothy friends, pike. If you’ve been fishing through the winter and need a break from the normal pace, give quality over quantity a try. The eat is everything when it comes to pike fishing and what better way to get into this game than fishing a fly any angler can cast and fish will eat, the Easy Cast Pike Fly.

Often times pike flies involve tricky bucktail work that only true tying veterans can perfect. Thankfully with the creation of brushes, this fly is attainable by tyers of all skill levels. Many larger streamers include difficult steps, whether working with articulations or dubbing loops, but the Easy Cast Pike Fly avoids all such difficulties. Tying a variety of colors will allow you to imitate a slew of baitfish and chase nearly any predatory species.

Pike and their relatives are known as the fish of 10,000 casts, so do not be discouraged on the water if results aren’t what you expected. Putting in the time and effort with Esox is key for success. If you are looking for the numbers game, definitely stick to trout, but if you are enticed by a challenge this could be the species for you. Experience the pursuit and fish the Easy Cast Pike Fly on your next trip for pike and musky. 


  • Hook: Ahrex PR350 Light Predator # 4/0
  • Thread: Black
  • Tail: Black bucktail and black saddle- or flatwing hackles
  • Body: Black 15 mm Cactus Chenille. Black Polar Fibre Streamer Brush 3” and black saddle- or flatwing hackles
  • Flash: Black holographic Flashabou
  • Head: Black Polar Fibre Streamer Brush 3”
  • Eyes: 8 mm orange 3D-eyes
  • Finish: UV resin

Now you know how to tie the Easy Cast Pike Fly!

Video and ingredients courtesy of Ahrex Hooks.


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