2011/7/12 Getting Ready for Pike!
This is my imagination of pike. Ancient predatory fish in Britain who has seen history of mankind in cold glance. Maybe some large ones are mistaken as UMA. Maybe some are mistaken as dragon who fought saints. Go out on fly fishing tackle to battle such beast? What a game.
Tackle suggested is saltwater 9 or 10wt to cast large fly with ease and shorten the time spent in fight not to damage pike too much. I’m taking floating line on saltwater fly reel and wire leader to stand the sharp teeth. I don’t know what fly patterns would work, so I’m taking saltwater streamers and I have tied over size bass fly such as Dahlberg’s diver, popper, and gurgler.
Chew Valley Reservoir is where the game happens.