Re: Fly fishing for Pike!?
I like to fish for pike to throw in a little variety, I know some really amazing spots in western Alaska where they get big and are plentiful.
In some areas pike are taking over in areas of rivers and lakes from illegal stocking and thier range is growing. In those cases I do my duty to throw a few in the boat.
I managed a 40in pike on a 3wt as an accident. Fun fight and it put my gear to the test. If he wouldnt have just managed to catch my leech pattern barely in his lips my 6x leader didnt stand a chance.
In reality pike dont have the endurance that most trout and pretty much all salmon have. So for me it is all about the thrill of the strike. A pikes flash and splash is always exciting.