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    Made in the USA

    As did LU, I too hit the river yesterday, albeit a different river and quarry. Fished from 5:45 to 7:00 last evening in the cool temperatures and a flannel shirt for some pikes. I managed to land one, miss three and have a couple follows.

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    Here is the fly with which I have caught quite a few pikes. It has taken quite a beating but I think there is another fish or two still in it before being retired. It is a tube fly with a special tandem hook rig of a 6/0 Partridge Universal Predator X main hook with a Gamakatsu Octopus 2/0 trailer. The trailer is 90° to the main hook point and is looped onto a titanium wire that is lashed to the 6/0 shank. In addition I will on some lash a glass rattle to the top of the main shank, just behind the hook eye.

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    Re: Made in the USA

    Now that looks sticky

    i bled a little just lookin at it


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    Re: Made in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsignarcher View Post
    Now that looks sticky

    i bled a little just lookin at it
    Between the hooks, teeth and gill rakers (which are the worst), the chances of spilling blood are about 80% for each fish caught. Obviously all the barbs are crimped down.


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    Re: Made in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by FIN-ITE 34 View Post
    Between the hooks, teeth and gill rakers (which are the worst), the chances of spilling blood are about 80% for each fish caught. Obviously all the barbs are crimped down.
    Grab them pikes behind the eyes on top of the head but in front of the gills, almost like a pinch over the head...leave the gills alone, clean and no cuts, the fish also like it better....
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    Nice fly, I better start on my streamers or I'll end up "Beetling" this fly swap

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    Re: Made in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    Grab them pikes behind the eyes on top of the head but in front of the gills, almost like a pinch over the head...leave the gills alone, clean and no cuts, the fish also like it better....

    Nice fly, I better start on my streamers or I'll end up "Beetling" this fly swap
    How bout you come with and be my ghille? That way I don't even have to get my hands wet.
    By the way LU, if you ain't bleedin', you ain't catchin' or fishin' for pikes.


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    Re: Made in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by FIN-ITE 34 View Post
    How bout you come with and be my ghille? That way I don't even have to get my hands wet.
    By the way LU, if you ain't bleedin', you ain't catchin' or fishin' for pikes.
    Deal...when we going? I've landed a few pikes in my day...up in the land of the Canucks....don't chya know eh......

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    Re: Made in the USA

    pssssst, lu bring a gps.


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