Re: Northern pike
If the water you fish is more tanin coloured like some of the lakes in my area, you might try purple. I'm not sure why, but it works for me. I use rabbit strips. They last longer than other material I have tried. Also I use Mustad saltwater hooks (I don't remember exactly but I think 34007). I started using a 8-10 inch lenght of 20 pound Spiderwire as bite tippet. Hope this helps.