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Gar 09-08-2009 07:45 PM

Wapsi River in Iowa
 
Been hitting the rivers hard the last few days with limited success on smallies, but quite a few 5 pound pike. Been throwing a big orange streamer for them. The one on the bottom.
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l1...y/IMG_2398.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l1...y/IMG_2575.jpg

MoscaPescador 09-09-2009 12:42 PM

Re: Wapsi River in Iowa
 
Just wondering. How long does one of those flies last after being hit repeatedly by pike?

Nice catch.

MP

Gar 09-10-2009 08:55 PM

Re: Wapsi River in Iowa
 
I have caught four pike on the one I am still using. Most of the takes are swallows, meaning the fly is completely in there mouth. Since it is not getting chomped during the fight I think it has lasted pretty well. I have had one fish waste a fly and caught a dozen on another. Really depends on the hook set. Top of the mouth seems to be the worst cause the teeth are half way down the fly and I think they grind their teeth the whole time you fight them.

Teamanglerx 03-01-2010 07:43 PM

Re: Wapsi River in Iowa
 
I know this is an old post but I was wondering what the fly patterns were you had in the pics.


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