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Old 10-17-2008, 02:27 PM
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I can honestly say that I have been fly fishing Pike my whole fly fishing life. First fish I caught on the long rod and still my fav to persue. I use a 9 wt outfit to cast the flies I use and also use it to land the fish a quickly as possible. I make my own leaders using 6 ft. of 17 lb. Trilene XL and 2 ft. of Mason Nylostrand wire. I start by putting a double surgeons loop in one end of the mono. Next I use an Albright knot to attach my wire to the mono and finally a figure 8 knot to attach my fly. I do use a lot of different flies but here are a couple of pics of my favorites.

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Old 10-17-2008, 03:34 PM
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I have a question now regarding how to work flies in a river/creek setting for pike. How do you work flies in a stream for pike? What structure should I look for?
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:19 AM
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Pike in rivers are usually in backwaters, sloughs and eddies. They don't like a lot of current, so the retrieve is very similar to lakes. If you see fish or know where they will be, and there is a bit of current, cast above them, across and slightly up stream and work the fly through the area. You'll figure out what works on the spot. Good luck.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:47 PM
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Hi MikeG!

I agree with PikeFlyGuy! Get a #10 rod (medium fast), or a fast action #9 that can cast a #10 pike taper.

Itīs not the size of the pike, itīs the size of the flies! You can cast big flies with a # 8 rod, but youīll have to put in som more work!

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Old 11-06-2008, 02:00 PM
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Just adding...
If you are going to fish without a guide, learn to hand-land the pike, if yo get the right grip in th gill, the fish will open its mouth enough for you to play dentist with the 9 inch forceps I strongly recommend you to buy!
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:28 PM
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I would be interested in your book when you get it done. I'm moving to a place where they have large Muskies and, never having even seen one, need all the information I can get.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:10 PM
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For Muskie would a 9' 9wt fly rod using a reel that has 10wt line on, is that suffice for muskie fly fishing?
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:48 AM
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That outfit would do. Caught tons of Muskie on the 9 wt. I have. The best so far is 44 inches. Wish I had a pic of that one.
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Awesome looking flies and nice pike DarkCahill. I have never fishing for pike or musky anywhere although I'm going to start fishing for musky this year on a fly rod. Both of those flies look like they would be great in a river.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:15 AM
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Both of those flies have caught numerous Pike and Musky. The Weedman's Slider, bottom pic, in black is my most productive pattern. If you do it in a brown and yellow you will have my second best producing Musky fly. I hope you get one.
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