PISTOL PETE'S are proven to be consistent producers. The propeller on PISTOL PETE'S attracts the fish's attention and triggers strikes because it combines both "action" and "sound."
Many anglers fish PISTOL PETE'S with a light spinning rod using a "fly and bubble" set up.This is a particularly effective way to fish PISTOL PETE'S in lakes using a slow, stop, and go, retrieve. Stripping PISTOL PETE'S with a fly rod is another effective way to fish them in lakes. If you are stream fishing PISTOL PETE'S on a fly rod, try casting across or quartering downstream. Allow the current to swing your PISTOL PETE around as you would a small lure. You will often get strikes as the PISTOL PETE swings with the current. You will also get strikes as you strip the fly back upstream after it has completed its swing. You should use a small ball bearing swivel on the end of you leader if you are fishing in fast current, otherwise you will get leader twist (especially if you are using the larger Salmon/Steelhead and Saltwater/Pike Pistol Petes). Many anglers also have had good success trolling PISTOL PETE'S behind a boat. Placing a small split shot about six inches in front of the PISTOL PETE helps get the fly down. The pitch of the propeller can be changed to allow it to spin at the speed you desire. Experiment, you may find a fast propeller works better for you.
These PISTOL PETE'S are deadly on a variety of fish including trout, bass, crappie, walleye and other types of freshwater game fish. They are also a superb grayling fly.
PISTOL PETE flies are available in 31 patterns size #10 hook.