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Pike

  There are huge Pike in Alaska. No one can claim to have fished all of Alaska but I've found through my many years of guiding that good Pike fishing is usually nearby. Whether it is in a lake or a slough of a river, these toothy creatures are lying in the depths waiting to ambush a wide source of creatures for a potential meal. Catching these fish on a fly rod is extreme fun. Seeing a wake appear behind the fly you are pulling across the surface as the fish rushes to strike can leave you uttering a wide eyed "oh my," as the ripples fade from the spot where your excitement compelled you to yank the fly away from the fish before it could take the fly. When you are finally able to keep your self-control and wait for the fish to take the fly, you're in for an explosive rush as the fish slashes the surface and twists to escape. Hold on! The first run is the most powerful.

  Days off are rare when you are on the guiding staff of a lodge, and when you get one; there is only one thing to do. Go fishing! On one of those rare days, when we didn't have any clients to attend to, the rest of the guides and I loaded up our gear into a boat and went after Pike. It was our turn to fish. There were four of us. Two of us would fish until we hooked up and then we would alternate with the other two guys. It was an unforgettable day. Many times we had doubles on. One of the Pike went an honest twenty pounds. We knew where to find the fish, the flies to use, and how to use them. I'll show you the same flies. ($19.95 for the tying instructions and fishing techniques, or you will receive the six personally tied flies and fishing instructions for $29.95). Both packages include a list of recommended equipment to bring, tying instructions, pictures of flies, and other helpful hints. Each additional set of six flies is $24.95.   Click here to order