Tag Archives: fly-fishing for pike

Video: The Field & Stream Crew Takes on The Ditch Pickle Classic


Written by: Phil Monahan

We’ve posted before about the annual Ditch Pickle Classic tournament on Lake Champlain, but the folks over at Field & Stream’s “Hook Shots” blog offer an in-depth look at what it takes to. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Tie a Pike Leader


Written by: Phil Monahan

Brad Smeds landed this beast of a northern pike at Wollaston lake.
Photo courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge

If you have a hankering to chase toothy predators such as northern pike, you’d better have gear that can deal with sharp teeth and can pull a strong fish out of heavy weeds. In the video. . .

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Tuesday Tip: Top 10 Flies for Big Northern Pike

Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge


If you’re chucking the right flies, you can land huge northerns on a fly rod.
Photo courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge

Over the last 25 years of chasing giant pike with a fly rod, I’ve learned a lot about what makes these creatures tick. I spent the first nine of those years as a fishing client of my favorite place and. . .

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Classic Photos: Into the Wild for Pike, Smallmouths, and Lakers

Written by: Todd Van Dyke


Todd Van Dyke shows off his largest pike ever, caught in Quetico Provencial Park in northwestern Ontario.
Photo by Kyle Riddle

[Editor's Note: While I'm in Norway, we'll be republishing some of our favorite posts from the past that you might have missed. Here's a great email we received from blog reader Todd Van Dyke last year.]

I wanted to send a big thanks for everything you are doing with the blog and the podcast, I have learned a lot over the years. A hat tip to the timely pike and striper podcasts as well, as I spent. . .

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Photo of the Day: Wollaston Water Wolf Whopper


Written by: Phil Monahan

Brad Smeds landed this beast of a northern pike on a borrowed fly rod.
Photo courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge

Mike Lembke of Wollaston Lake Lodge in Saskatchewan sent in this great photo, along with a note: “Recent guest Brad Smeds borrowed a new Helios 2 to test his mettle against the. . .

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Photos: “Pleasure Casting” for Pike in Colorado

Written by: Patrick B. Blackdale, Willowfly Anglers at Three Rivers Resort


Taylor Park Reservoir is gorgeous in the early season, with snow-capped peaks all around.
Photos by Patrick B. Blackdale

Mid-May is a great time of year to search for pike on Taylor Park Reservoir in central Colorado. Sometimes, however, the trip ends up being more about double-haul practice. Either way, . . .

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Video Tuesday Tips: 8 Great Strategies for Finding and Catching Big Northern Pike


Written by: Phil Monahan

The New Fly Fisher host Rebekka Redd with a fine pike.

The folks at The New Fly Fisher television show have put together a great collection of short video tips, covering topics from small-stream trout to big-lake bass to pike and musky. Here’s a. . .

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