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Old 01-22-2005, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by fcch
I like dry flies for Pike, ... Big as you can cast. Plop one down just out from a weed bed and hang on !!
I hear that! (although in my case I'm fishing along a river bank). Do they hit your fly while it's motionless? I usually use a fast retrieve and they absolutely clobber the fly, often going airborne when they hit. Sometimes they even come out of the water first and hit the fly on the way back in . Only trouble is that they usually inhale the fly pretty deeply and it can be difficult to unhook them. Haven't caught any big ones yet (best was ~ 6 lbs) but even the smaller ones are a blast!

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