Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pie and Worms


"Pork Pie"
This is a pie that I make as the holidays approach. I have been making these for years, a tradition. They are of French heritage, but I was given the recipe from a Russian, who used to work with me. They are delicious as is, or with applesauce, that's the way I like it.


These are some flies that I tied. They are to represent aquatic worms found in most streams. The one on the top tied with peacock herl proved deadly the other day on some wild browns. The others I have not tested.
They are simple patterns to tie and don't require a lot of materials.
The next time your fishing a small stream pick up some of the leaf debris on the bottom of the stream. You'll be surprised whats there.


16 comments:

  1. I like that Peacock worm. There's a caddis fly that is similar to that pattern which we use in Colorado called the Bread Crust. It uses a razor cut grouse feather palmered through the body. Similar effect but very sturdy.

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  2. That peacock worm looks like a fly ive seen before. If i could think of the site and the name..... Im drawing a blank, benicle comes to mind. I tie mine with a holographic under body, ribbed with peacock, then ribbed with wire. They do work well. Anyways.. Great looking pie! and nice ties.

    Johnny Utah

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  3. Hey BT. I like the one with Peacock Herl. Might work well in the lakes around here.

    Mark

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  4. I tie the bottom one, very close to it for a customer and he swears by it. Great job!

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  5. The worm flies look Great. I know it is a little off your intended use for them, but i was going to tie something like it up for ice fishing. What hooks did you use? I bet the yellow perch would jump all over them. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Very cool looking flies, I may have to give them a try. What size hooks are they tied on?

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  7. Brk Trt - some nice looking worms. It's a little tough to see what you did with the peacock version. Is is just peacock and then ribbed with a black ultra wire ?

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  8. Yummy food for the fisherman and yummy food for the fish. :) Great looking flies. I have seen a worm like that orange one here in my local creek. Looks deadly. Tight Lines.

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  9. G Lech,
    Thanks.

    Gary Thompson,
    Thanks.
    I've heard of that pattern, although I've never seen it.

    Johnny Utah,
    Thanks.
    Peacock is magic, with holographic tinsel added it should be great.

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  10. Shoreman,
    Thanks.
    I would agree with you on it being a fair pattern to fish in still waters.

    Dustin's Fly Box,
    Thanks.
    Apparently your customer has done some research on aquatic worms.

    Savage,
    Thanks.
    They're tied on Mustad C53S,and Mustad 37160 hooks, both in size 14.

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  11. Kiwi,
    Thanks.
    Mustads...C53S, and 37160 #14

    Mark,
    Thanks.
    It's brown D-rib size small, and the peacock is palmered.

    e.m.b.,
    Thanks.
    Want the recipes?

    Trout MaGee,
    Thanks.
    I guess they're pretty common. The trout hit them viciously.

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  12. The pork pie looks fantastic, I grew up with something similar, and I take mine with applesauce as well.

    Good looking bugs. Simple and deadly, a great combination.

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  13. e.m.b.,
    Erin here's the recipe for the pie.

    3 lbs of ground pork
    1 1/2 cups water
    Salt to taste
    Nutmeg 1 tablsp
    Black pepper 4 grinds
    Red pepper 1/2 teasp optional
    3 sleeves of Ritz crackers, smashed into crumbs.

    In a large pot combine all above items except crackers.
    Cook mixture for 45 mins in covered pot until pork is is cooked. Add Ritz cracker crumbs, stir in until fully mixed. Mixture should be thick, but somewhat loose.
    Prepare 2 ready made pie crust, the deep dish kind. Pre bake them at 375 for 10 min. then fill them and continue to bake pie at 375 for 20 mins. until crust is brown.

    Sanders,
    Thanks.
    The applesauce adds a nice flavor.

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