Flyfishing for pike

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All my catches are released live ..Flyfishing for pike is fun,mind you they bite!!

Dimitri Depaepe, genevieve van doren, and 30 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Peters Tuesday 91 months ago | reply

    Yeah, allright... yours is bigger! Do all scottish pikes have so beautiful colours?

  2. ~gabi~ 89 months ago | reply

    I don't have many photos which fits to the theme fishing. Your photo is really great. My father is a fisherman and he would be happy to catch such a big one.

  3. sindala 89 months ago | reply

    Congratulations ! Your photo is a

    Please post it to the pool.

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  4. Cindy's World 89 months ago | reply

    wow this is awesome, wait till my hubby see this big one.

    I saw this in A Big FaveA Big Fave

  5. Eliza Boo 88 months ago | reply

    lol! Well, not pike but we caught a lot more than 1!! (and I'm afraid we did eat them)...

    mackerel

  6. getREELed 86 months ago | reply

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  7. "Fishin" Rod (off and on) 84 months ago | reply

    that's one big pike! great capture!

  8. Alexxl 82 months ago | reply

    wauuuuu!!! I like fishing, but I'm amater. Some of my friends is great fishermans.

  9. Angiezpics 78 months ago | reply

    Ok... I'd say that's a pretty big one!! So, they bite huh? How many fingers are you missing?

  10. Yvonne Mc Images 75 months ago | reply

    Hope you don't get bitten to often :-)

  11. KLnyc 75 months ago | reply

    woooooooow!
    I got my Wasabi and Soy Sauce all ready up!

  12. DarrenWilch 74 months ago | reply

    Big mouth!...

  13. jodash55 [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Monster fish, big fish, gigantic fish, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. jodash55 [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

    Thanks!

  15. lefty1969 71 months ago | reply

    To all you that keep saying they bite: WRONG.

    I fish for pike on a regular basis and every single one of them goes back in the water alive. I have never been bit once and pike don't bite for the sake of it. 95% of pike 'bites' are down to miss handling of the pike and the angler brushing fingers against the teeth or gill rakers.

    So many people are ill informed regards the pike. Yes, they are top predator in freshwater but DO NOT EAT ANYTHING THAT MOVES.

    The common misconception about pike probably brings about the fear and loathing that people have with them.

    Pike are a probably one of the most delicate of fish ever once they are out of water. They fight very hard against the angler and get a build up of lactic acid in their muscles which leaves them totally knackered when on the bank or in the boat. Then anglers take far too long to unhook the fish which can damn near kill it. Just try holding your head under water for 10 minutes and you'll know how the pike feels when out of the water.

    And it's no good just tossing it into the water as soon as you have unhooked it. It needs to be supported and help regain itself before actually being released. If not it may swim away into the depths only to float back up dead a while later.

    I would urge all people who are interested in fishing for pike to invest in proper strong tackle, always use a wire trace and to read,read and read some more on how to properly and safely fish for them and how to handle them when out of the water.

    Check out the Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain for invaluable information. Their website is www.pacgb.co.uk

  16. Maureen F. 68 months ago | reply

    well there is little fly fishing where I am............mostly dropping a line baited with whatever off the boat
    we do have pike though
    and tons of lake bass !!!
    :~)

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  17. boysoccer3 67 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The best of: camping, backpacking, hiking, and fishing, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  18. kh-photos ~ Kurt ~ 66 months ago | reply

    Wow! I never knew you could flyfish for them. Where I lived in Montana everyone used some sort of live bait to catch them, usually a small yellow perch. We caught them in the slow sections of the river. Very interesting...

  19. Jcscoob 55 months ago | reply

    Fantastic :))
    I flyfish a lot but have never hooked a pike on the fly. tomorow im fishing for pike but with dead bait, next time tho i think im gonna have a shot catching some on the fly (must feel great when a pike takes your fly) .....

    TightLines ;))

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