Tag Archives: fly-fishing for pike

Photo of the Day: College Student Lands Record Pike on Lake Champlain

Written by: Drew Price

Lauren Dunn show’s off a women’s line-class record landed on Vermont’s Lake Champlain.
Photo by Drew Price

I first met Lauren Dunn in August of this year. Her dad, Brian, had contacted me to see if I was available to target some bowfin for potential IGFA women’s line-class world records. Lauren . . .


Trout Bum of the Week LXXIII: Bill Bernhardt

Written by: Phil Monahan

The fertile waters of the Upper Connecticut River produce some fine brook trout.
Photos courtesy Bill Bernhardt

Bill Bernhardt is head guide at Lopstick Lodge Outfitters in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, and he has fished in the Granite State most of his life. However, he has also guided in Chile and cast flies . . .


Photo of the Day: Four Feet of Canadian Pike

Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge

Just shy of the coveted 50-inch mark, this pike put a serious bend in Jonathan’s fly rod.
Photo courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge

Our 9-foot Helios 2 rods and Mirage V reels are getting a workout at Wollaston Lake Lodge, in northern Saskatchewan. Sight-casting to a four-foot fish and watching it eat is just plain fun. In. . .


Photo of the Day: Pikezilla in Upstate New York

Written by: Kubie Brown

The lakes of the Adirondacks hold some big northern pike.
Photo courtesy Kubie Brown

My brother and I took our annual adventure to the Adirondack Mountains, hunting for spring pike. It was cold and windy, and the fishing was slow. Though we both caught a few smaller. . .


Classic Orvis Trout Bum of the Week: Joe Demalderis

Written by: Phil Monahan

Joe D. with a beautiful Patagonia brown trout and the smile of a man who enjoys his work.
All photos courtesy Joe Demalderis

Joe Demalderis—or simply “Joe D.”— operates Cross Current Guide Service and Outfitters, guiding for trout and smallmouths on New York’s Upper Delaware system and for striped bass and bluefish off Northern New Jersey. He has been guiding for more than. . .


“Snakes,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply

Bill Tapply shows off a fat Labrador brook trout.
Photos courtesy Vicki Stiefel

It was a typical August morning in Labrador—gray sky, cold drizzle, wind chill somewhere around freezing. In the afternoon, the clouds would blow away and the sun would come out and the. . .