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Edwin Kerssies

Created: Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:12
Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:12
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Edwin Kerssies - "The EP master"

Dutch fly fisherman, flytyer and webshop owner who has really mastered the EP streamers and done an amazing set of pike flies with this versitile material.

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Edwin Kerssies - "The EP master"

 

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My name is Edwin, I am from the netherlands, I run the website / webshop Dyckers, Pure Flyfishing - www.dyckers.com and totally mad about flyfishing, especially the big ones...wild of course.

Because there is not many wild trout/salmon, etc. in our small country (the only interesting place is lake ovm - you can find some video's from us at youtube if you search for lake ovm and trout or Dyckers and flyfishing) we allready flyfish for many years on other species, such as pike,
carp, asp, seabass, etc. Next to flyfishing for these beautiful and strong fish I also love to go to tropical destinations trying to catch bone, tarpons, jacks, etc. But most of the time I flyfish in lakes, or big rivers such as the IJssel searching for pike or carp (yes I love to see backing ) .

I have experience of flyfishing for pike for more than 15 years now.

In the Netherlands most of the time we flyfish searching for pike at  rivers, lakes, and so called "polders". (A polder is a low-lying  tract of land enclosed by embankments known as dikes, that forms an  artificial hydrological entity, meaning it has no connection with  outside water other than through manually-operated devices - source wiki). 75% of the time we flyfish with floating lines and flies  around 20cm made from
synthetics. The other 25% we flyfish with  sinking lines at the lakes, searching the real big mamas!
 
The last  years I only flyfish with synthetic flies made by EP fibers from Enrico Puglisi. Simply because they are light, very strong (you can  catch many pikes, without changing fly because it is totally gone by  those 700teeth) and have such a beautiful action under water. You can  fish them fast, slow, wiggle or just static. (we definitely prefer a  fly which "stay on the place" the moment pikes often attack when you stop stripping) I use always the same type of flies, but change my  lines from floating into sinking depending of the water. Sometimes I  use the bellyboat on a (big) lakes or rivers, where we fish on the  dropoffs at a dept of 7 - 10 meter.

The pikefishing (no not only the pikeflyfishing but all kind of  fishing) has improved a lot the last 5 years in the Netherlands and  every day people catch 1 meterplus pikes... Each day I learn from  these fishers which mostly use big natural fish like perch or  mackerels and fish at the bottom where the big ones lay waiting for  the prey. Those are the ones we try to catch, difficult, it takes  much time but when I say to you that last week I had one on...%^&%%  this one was too clever (she was definitely in the range of 110 -  120cm and that would be a record for me!!) so I missed her, there  will be one day.....

Cheers!
Edwin

 

 

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Name: EP Golddigger '22
Tied by: Edwin Kerssies, Dyckers.com
Size: 22 cm
Hook: Partridge Absolute Ad Swier Pikehook 6/0
Body: Ep Fibers Yellow & EP Fibers White
Flash: Angel flash pearl 

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Name: EP Kermit '17
Tied by: Edwin Kerssies, Dyckers.com
Size: 17 cm
Hook: Partridge Absolute Ad Swier Pikehook 4/0
Body: Ep Fibers Kelly Green & EP 3D Fibers Anchovy
Flash: Crystal flash pearl 

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Name: EP Chartman '19
Tied by: Edwin Kerssies, Dyckers.com
Size: 19 cm
Hook: Partridge Absolute Ad Swier Pikehook 6/0
Body: Ep Fibers Chartreuse & EP Fibers Polar Bear 

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Name: EP Maniac '17
Tied by: Edwin Kerssies, Dyckers.com
Size: 17 cm
Hook:Daiichi Saltwater Circle 3847 #5/0
Body: Ep Fibers Red & Black

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Name: EP Pikelady '17
Tied by: Edwin Kerssies, Dyckers.com
Size: 17 cm
Hook: Partridge Absolute Ad Swier Pikehook 4/0
Body: Ep 3D Fibers Mutton Snapper & EP Fibers Pink
Flash: Crystal flash pink