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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-08-2013, 04:59 PM
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Posted By pikeflyguy2
2014 trip to Lac la Martre, NWT

Hi, Intrepid fishermen;

I hope you all had a good summer and got to do the fishing you wanted. I had a great trip to Lac La Martre last July, and even though it's a long way away, I'm planning a...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-05-2012, 04:07 PM
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Posted By pikeflyguy2
Re: Sage Flight, TFO TiCrX, or BVK...for pike

First, I STRONGLY recommend a MEDIUM-FAST rod, not a fast rod, especially if you're throwin big flies. And I wouldn't go lighter than a #9, just to handle the big flies. Plus, if you're doing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2012, 01:07 PM
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Views: 688
Posted By pikeflyguy2
Re: New cherished fly rod from our youth

My 1st flyrod was a Heddon bamboo Black Beauty, the equivilant of a 9 wt. My daughter saw one, "new" in the case, at an auction and bought it for me. I caught my first bass, my first pike, 1st...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-13-2012, 12:09 PM
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Views: 350
Posted By pikeflyguy2
2013 trip to lac la martre, nwt

Just a follow-up about my 6 days of fly-fishing for monster pike at Lac La Martre, Northwest Territories, north of Alberta, Canada. As I wrote earlier, it was an incredible trip, during which I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-07-2012, 03:45 PM
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Posted By pikeflyguy2
Huge pike at Lac La Martre, NWT, Canada

Iíve just returned from 6 fays of fly-fishing for monster pike at Lac La Martre, Northwest Territories, north of Alberta, Canada. It was an incredible trip, during which I caught 29 pike of 16 pounds...
Forum: Find a Fishing Partner 01-15-2012, 12:07 PM
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Posted By pikeflyguy2
Trip to NWT

I'm heading for Lac La Martre, NWT on June 26 - July 2 to fly-fish, mainly for huge pike. The lake's famous for big pike (a tippet-class record was caught there) and Lakers (30+# possible...on a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-15-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,641
Posted By pikeflyguy2
Re: Go-to smallmouth flies

I agree with most of the patterns, but my "go-to" fly in both lakes and rivers, is a deerhair popper: r/w, r/yel, blk/yel, and natural. I tie it, usually on #2 - 4, somewhat like a diver, but with a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-27-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,105
Posted By pikeflyguy2
Re: Orvis Clearwater rod 'okay' for Pike?

I've been flyfishing for pike & musky for 20+ years and have written the newest book on it (just to set my bona fides). The 8 wt. rod will work, but I strongly recommend against it. You need at least...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2010, 05:31 PM
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Views: 838
Posted By pikeflyguy2
Re: Need advice from experienced Pike Fisher

Poppers will work for pike. Ask any bass fly-fisher who has lost several to toothy critters. However, like Diver Dan, I prefer deerhair divers, popularized by Dave Dalhberg, and Dan's examples are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By pikeflyguy2
Re: Fly line help

I haven't noticed any real difference between bass & pike lines. In reality, the pike line has a slightly shorter (therefore heavier) head to turn over those really big patterns. I use either with...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 08-16-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,725
Posted By pikeflyguy2
Re: Pike / Muskie fishing

I've been talking to a lot of the northern Canadian lodges, and they were really got hard this year by the very late Spring. Tate Island Lodge on Reindeer Lake (N. Saskatchewan) said there's still a...
Forum: Share Patterns 08-14-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,247
Posted By pikeflyguy2
Re: Pike streamers

Great looking flies, and I like the idea of using circle hooks. Iím surprised they donít hold up better. In that vein, DiverDan keeps knocking my Marabou streamers, and in fact implying that Iím a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-14-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,737
Posted By pikeflyguy2
Re: Using Toothy Critter leader

Most recommend a figure-8 knot, which works fine. I use a 2-loop uni-knot. I find the key to minimize curls is to not fully cinch the knot before sliding it firm against the eye. The less you move...
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