Re: Northern Pike
I fished for Northern Pike while growing up in Sweden. They are everywhere and we fished for them with crankbaits and or spoons. We used trolling or just stop and cast for them. I knew several guys that used fly rods and caught some up to ten lbs. I tell you a ten pounder on a fly rod is really something. I never used fly rods for Pike but I know that they used real big muddlers or tied up some huge streamers with a lot of flashy marabou feathers and bright colors. They stripped the fly real fast with alternating speed and lifted the rod up and down in an irregular motion. I say a class 7 or 8 line with a matching rod would do. I probably would use an old fiberglass rod to start with.