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whats a go selction of flies for pike?

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  • whats a go selction of flies for pike?

    whats a go selction of flies for pike?

  • #2
    pretty much any popper,mouse,frog or minnow streamer that you use for bass will work well for northerns.big leach patterns work well also

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    • #3
      That is an interesting question! I had never thought of fly fishing for pike. The main reason is that their razor sharp teeth tend to cut line as far as a foot from the hook. The big question then is what do you use for leader? You might be able to try 60-80lb mono or perhaps a light single strand steel leader. As far as flies, they will feed agressively on top water and will hit just about anything that moves. I would guess that minnow streamers would be a top choice as well as any popper. They definitely target surface disturbance just like bass. Good luck and let us know how you do.

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      • #4
        A selection should include plenty of large streamers...This is one game where it can be said that often " the bigger the fly, the bigger the Pike !", that said it doesn't stop the little ones having a go... Black is a top color providing a very strong silhouette, along with White and Chartreuse. One of the finest flies I have come across is nothing more than a couple of grizzle saddle hackles, a thick tail of crystal hair and a body consisting of stacked marabou. These are easy to tie but also available for purchase... Poppers are also very useful and can consist of either spun and clipped deer hair or a block of plaztazote. One of my favorite flies, the ' Edgewater Wiggler '. uses shaped foam to provide a gurgling, popping motion which any self respecting Pike finds hard to resist. In conclusion any big, hairy, shiny, fishy looking pattern will gain the attention of Pike !

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        • #5
          Bunny hair streamers with weighted eyes. Different colors. Pause it just 10 feet from the boat on each cast. They hit it if they are following.

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          • #6
            use mice and wooly buggers and a clouser

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            • #7
              i agree with you guys

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              • #8
                Agreed with cooner and + 1 for you sir!!!

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