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Old 02-01-2004, 12:54 AM
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Pete,

I found exactly the same things to be true when I lived in Western Montana and fished for very large pike in the lower Flathead River and some of the irrigation ponds in the lower Flathead Valley. Movement, size (I tied my flies on some old Seally 2/0 3XL streamer hooks I found in a bargain bin at a fhop in Missoula, MT), and flash were the 3 most important elements for effective pike flies.

I also found these three to be the most important elements for musky in Pennsylvania's Susquahanna River and pickerel in the Delaware River.

The colors I liked most were: red & yellow (like the Micky Finn), red & white (just like the old spoon), and all black.
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