Flatnose Dragon 27cm When stretched out, 50g - Qty 1
Since the Flatnose Shad was born 2015, it has became the favorite soft lure for thousands of pike anglers all over Europe and it has caught a huge number of big pike. Now, it's time to say hello to it's brother… based on the popular Dragon Tail amongst fly fishermen, the Flatnose Dragon!
During Fly vs Jerk 8, back in 2016, Niklaus Bauer introduced the now very well known and a completely new kind of tail on his flies called "Dragon Tails". The movement of the tails were mind-blowing and they instantly proved themselves amongst pike fly fishermen.
At Kanalgratis, they were super impressed by this new concept, so they took it and turned it into a soft plastic after speaking with and seeking approval from the Dragon Tail designer, Paolo Pacchiarini from Italy.
The swimming action is ideal for cold water pike fishing - the body is slowly wiggling from left to right while the Dragon Tail does its magic in the back, sending out lots of seducing vibrations in the water. There is almost no limit to how slow you can fish this lure…
Rig it on a Shallow Screw or Svartzonker Screw In Head together with a small BFT Shallow Stinger Rig. For a little more weight, you could add a Button or Screw In Dot. Rigged on a Flexhead Pike or regular jig head, some of the wiggling action of the body disappears but it still works wonders and catches loads of fish. Just imagine what this tail does on the drop if you give it a pause in the water… Make sure to be ready to set the hooks!
For maximum body movement, you can try to have the hooks free hanging instead of attached in the rubber. It's also important to get the shallow screw as centered as possible, or slightly offset closer to the belly of the lure. Every change in rigging can change the action and we recommend you to experiment until you find your favorite.
Our favorite is to have it shallow rigged and adjust the fishing depth with a BFT Fastach Sinker in various weights.