Pro Tips: 3 Tips to Catch More Pike

Pike are the top predator in many river systems across the country, meaning they can afford to be picky about meals. Targeting pike on a fly rod can therefore be challenging–or even downright maddening depending on the day–but the difficulty . . .

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Video: How to Catch Pike and Musky on a Fly

Catching a big pike or musky on a fly is considered by many to be one of the best experiences you can have with a fly rod. These fish are super aggressive, and their strikes are often vicious and explosive. In this . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Find Pike and Muskies

In some parts of the country, the end of summer into fall is a great time to chase northern pike and muskellunge. Here are two great videos from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, in which Tom . . .

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“Snakes,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply

Bill Tapply shows off a fat Labrador brook trout.
Photos courtesy Vicki Stiefel

It was a typical August morning in Labrador—gray sky, cold drizzle, wind chill somewhere around freezing. In the afternoon, the clouds would blow away and the sun would come out and the. . .

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Video: “Pike Land” in the Netherlands

Fly-fishing for pike is a blast, and I’ve enjoyed it in Alaska, Quebec, and Ireland, but I’ve always wanted to fish for “big mamas” in the brackish waters of The Netherlands. In this great video, . . .

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