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Northern Pike

Feather Emporium - HEADS UP!!
Patriot, In no way did I think you were ranting. My comments come from my skeptical nature. Still, consider me warned. Opinions from established members of the forum are a good cut above those of co
New to the forum
Hi there ! Im a guy from sweden 36 years of age and a father of twins, boys. I have some nervedamage in my hands, love to fish for pike, but my condition prohibits me from fishing anything above a 7
Fall Au Sable pike
Spent Friday tying up some flies for pike, after six hours of non stop double haul casting the 10wt on the river Saturday I came home with a box full of chewed up pike flies and wire tippets bent into
November Flies from the Vise
That's a good article. I can see that 'jumping' action working well for zander and pike too.
You Tube is not what is not what it used to.
And I will admit to one video that is too funny to pass over. You U.S guys may struggle with some of the dialect, she's from Sheffield in Northern England but Kays Good Cooking is something you have t
Tenkara is just for little fish...
Looks like his backcast could use some work, though. LOL  Yeah ... his whole fishing style is a bit ... hectic.  And that lure he's got tied on ???   But definitely proves the rod
Everglades backcountry, 21-23 October
In general the waters in that area are still quite high (the hurricane, more than a month ago now left so much water on the ground that it's still draining back down toward the south..).  Once co
Show Us Your Tube Flies
I love tube flies.     Kevin   [attachment=64515:16177757_1884823108470196_4641168687954465326_o.jpg]   [attachment=64516:My olive tube.jpg]   [attachment=64517:My pike t
The state size 28 to 2/0, have a friend that has done 30's    Mine has securely held 6/0 Orvis 13KE Pike Hooks.
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
Does anyone know of a spray or powder to make neoprene waders easier to put on and take off?  WD-40?    Kidding, of course.  Or has someone already tried this?????   My old Or
Super Cheap DYI Dubbing:
I looked at places close to me - northern NM - and didnt really find much in useful colors. I couldnt sleep last night so I Googled paracord. There is a place, I swear, called paracord planet that sel
Veevus 50 Denier - Amazing thread
@planettrout   I found your website very interesting and entertaining.  I did a quick search to see if you have ever fished our San Juan River here in Northern New Mexico.  I did not se
Start thinking Christmas Swap
Hey vicrider,       I do not see where I am on the list.  Please add me as I will be tying some articulated streamers for the larger type fish  that can be used
Jo-Ann Fabrics Haul
I've been tying a lot of midge larva, pupa and adults for my up coming trip to the San Juan river in Northern New Mexico.  But, I ran out of the Larva Lace that I had been using.  A look aro
Need some info on this Sage rod
@Rocco @Dave G. @Capt Bob LeMay @flytire @spiralspey   A big "Thank You!!" to all of you who have responded to my query.   I feel that I owe all of you a bit of history on myself, so for the
Strip Rattle and Roll
If you have ever fished for bass, you know that in most instances, a rattle helps attract them.  They are also attracted big baits.  Things that push lots of water.  I created this fly
Found a great source for Miyuki 3.4mm Fringe Seed beads
@Tom Cummings   What did you mean when you wrote, " I buy the beads made for us now."?   My info came from the Autumn 2017 issue of Fly Tyer. On page 38 is an article by Hans van K
Couple days on the Au Sable
I guess we always want what we don't have, but any place where you can go from trout to smb, to lmb, to walleye, to pike is fantastic in my book.
Hi from Central Ohio
I'm new to the forum but have been trout and bass fishing for 60 plus years.  I seem to be enjoying trout fishing and tying trout flys more these days.  Joined a trout club in northern Ohio
tiny fly questions
My preferred trout water is the San Juan river in Northern New Mexico.  From past experience most mayflies are typically a size #20 or #22.  Midges, which is the predominate fish food, range
Hello from Nova Scotia, Canada
Not that I ever caught in Nova Scotia. I'm sure there i, but probably in small number due to fishing pressure and invasive species. I know northern Ontario, northern Quebec, and Labrador do.
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
blah blah blah.    Turns out even the ecosystem-destroying northern snakehead is having next to no quantifiable impact in the waterways it is inhabiting- tidal reaches of the Potomac, e
Fishable and Fanciful
Here are some things I've come up with this year.   [attachment=63922:2017-01-Finished.png] [attachment=63923:2017-01-Finished2.png] [attachment=63924:2017-01-Finished3.png] Three cupped Wapsi Po
Clouser Pattern Bluegill
I concur with Mike that the clouser is not  a good fly to imitate a wide body bait fish.  Most of the lakes I've fished for pike have good populations of yellow perch.   Two choices a n
Spike fly
Here are the materials for "Spike".   Hook: Mustad 3366 Size 2 Body: Spun and clipped natural deer hair Hackle: one or two natural red or black rooster palmered Legs: 4 or six white rubber  
Any float-tubers out there?
Years ago, like almos 50, St. Paul MN experienced a huge influx of Hmong refugees. There were several nice little lakes around us and most had a full walking path around them. I used to take my belly
The value of the roll cast
Dave,   I rarely sleep through the night. A grumbling fridge or restless dogs having rabbit chasing dreams are enough to wake me and its hard to get back under.  A wild party might be an int
U.P. Trip Report (photo heavy)
Great trip, great narration, great photos!   I lived in Marquette for five years and loved it! Have fished and hunted much of the UP too.  In short, God's Country.  Not much is written
I'm Back !!!!!
Flats roamer I don't believe we've met but it is nice to meet you.  I primarily fish for trout in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. I am going to Wisconsin in early september to see my sis
YouTube video links
I really like the videos by Hedronic and Their by a Danish fellow who does a great job and ties really nice flies, from smallish bugs to huge pike flies
Senyo's Laser Dub & Fly Tyers Dungeon?
I've seen a number of your vids, nice work. As for me I'm planning on using this stuff for heads on big Galloup/Schmidt streamers that call for wool or Laser dub. Thanks again! Well I have a video o
Humphreys reel
I have one of the Humphrey reels and it is sure odd with the line coming out a hole in the side. I fished exactly as you're saying utyer but I used the old Shakespeare Silver Bullet, I think it was mo
Synthetic Baitfish Material
I know everybody has their favorites, but what do you think is the best synthetic bait fish material? I'll need it to tie bass and pike flies. Thanks for your opinion.
howdy all
Just a fish pic I wanted to share of a 47lb king on my 9 weight back a few years ago. ) caught char, grayling, rainbows, dollys, pike and 2 hangovers on that trip,  also 11 mosquito bites in
Tube size for billfish Nd saltwater flies?
Same sizes as would be used for pike and musky. I like these tubes for my predator flies tied in the sizes you mention (10'-12").   Yes
Rigging For Pike
When I go up to Northern Ontario, I'm in the same situation.  The lake's known for it's walleye and smallmouth but it does have a good population of pike.  My main target with the fly rod is
Sparkle Clouser
Im definately with ya when it comes to the closers effectiveness, got alot of respect for the pattern for that reason. Truth be told I've barely fished anything back home this season but I'm planning
Big Dry Fly Patterns
This is a go-to Iso pattern in northern Michigan -- Rusty's White Knot.      
Redeye Bass = patterns and info.
I've only had a chance to fish for them once when I was hiking in East Tennessee back in the late 70's long before I took up fly fishing.  I caught a few using small Rapalas.  Thought I was
Arctic Goblin
This very large streamer tied on a 4/0 hook is made specifically for pike, but large bass would hit this as well.  This fly moves really nicely in the water, and has a lot of flash and bright col
The Long Hike to Fish!
I went to Vallecito lake to do some pike fishing, however the pike had finished their spawn, and went in deep.  So during the camping trip, I heard of a beautiful hike up to a mountain stream tha
Fly Tyer's Dungeon
I'm not familiar with this stuff, but what material would you guys recommend from the Fly Tier's Dungeon to tie bait fish patterns for pike, bass, etc. There is a lot of different synthetic hair from
Quack! Had to try a duckling
Cool looking creation. In all my time on bass, pike, and musky waters I've never seen a fish eat a duckling. However, I've seen several plucked off the surface by hawks and eagles, one within 15 feet
Pike Fly Patterns
It depends on the time of year, where you're fishing.   The only real experience I have fishing for pike is on my annual trip to northern Ontario.  I've been there in the spring just after i
Warm water tying season musky fly and some bait fish
I am really getting the hang of these musky flies now. Hoping this chartreuse and black lands a friend of mine a big pike or musky.
What is your favorite fly pattern?
I guess my favorite eye candy fly is the traditional Royal Coachman, both wet and dry, and I like tying them too..Completely useless where I live but a great brook trout fly for Northern Maine.  
Inexpensive Pike Fly Hooks
At some point, I picked up some  3/0 Eagle Claw Aberdeen style hooks.  Thought it was from Jann's Net Craft but if it was they don't carry them anymore.  The one thing you need to consi
May the force be with you! Star Wars rod
Wow! Nice job on that rod!  I can't wait until I can see about having you make a rod for me.  We'll be closing on our new home the 7th of July, so it will be a while yet, but I truly want
Snook Flies Swap
Ah man caloosa, that's sick. I got my heart pumping just being in the boat heading through the channel. So many trips I've been on that started like that channel ended up awesome. What powerful fish t
S.B.B. (Smallmouth Bunny Bugger)
There is no question that the wooly bugger is an effective and versatile fly.  This is a variation of it that I find make it more effective for targeting bass.  While I have used it for larg
Fish Car Project Part 2
I'll be at the cabin with the family for my annual 2 week Au Sable trip the middle two weeks of July. If you find yourself in the Glennie/Oscoda area during that time frame let me know and we'll hook
Nice Au Sable pike on the fly
I haven't kept a fish in years, but with that said I have heard many people say pike-ka-bobs are delicious when the pike is cleaned properly.
Craft Wind Streamer for Bass/Pike
This has to be one of my favorite streamers for bass fishing.  It swims really well in the water with lots of movement.  There is lots of flash in the tail which attracts fish like pike who
Smallmouth On The Fly
Smallmouth Bass are scrappy fighters that are willing to eat a large variety of baits.  They are fun to catch with conventional gear, and an absolute blast on a fly rod.  Especially when fis
New Tying Bench
Did you grow up in northern Indiana?
The Baby Bow Streamer
Trout, bass, pike and any other predatory freshwater fish will eat other fish.  Small trout are on the meal list for common foods.  Even trout will eat trout fry.  This rainbow trout st
The Baby Bow Streamer
Trout, bass, pike and any other predatory freshwater fish will eat other fish.  Small trout are on the meal list for common foods.  Even trout will eat trout fry.  This rainbow trout st
Hello From Vermont
Welcome to the forum.  My sister has a place between Ludlow and Andover  and before that one in Plymouth Union.  I try and get up there for a week or two each summer.  I've been fi
Hooks for salt water
Yeah, circles are proving 100% fish friendly for me so far. Can't hook a thing on them. I'm sure that will alter when I can target fish that hit and run. They don't work on all species under all c
Day at the beach. South Fl.
Oh, you guys are no fun.  Just kidding, that is great advice!   I don't really plan on much fishing. I am still bringing the 8wt. though. A few of my first ever errant casts into the salt wi
Ultimate Challenge - Your Greatest Nightmare Fly Swap
Two sets of flies arrived today. First, there is the H & L Variant tied by Vicente. This is a beautiful fly and VERY nicely done. It's a bit larger than I anticipated, however. Not sure if it's a
Sand Flexo Crab
Thanks Pike   Will try to tie it.
Invader Zim (really just an over complicated feather game changer)
It's been a long time since my last post, however ive done anything but stop tying. Between tying commercially, working in the shop, and attempting to catch fish I occasionally get time to tie funky f
What are these feathers/hackles?
Without better pictures and some reference of size, it is hard to tell if you have any hackle that can be used for dry flies. You may have some but it will probably be for sizes like 8-10. You certain
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