35 Inches of Awesomeness

This is one of the bigger northern pikes we’ve seen so far this year. It was just 1 inch shy of 3 feet. Fought hard and made my day.

Been experimenting with a few new techniques this year, including sounds, presentation/movements, and scents. Jury is still out.

35 Inch Northern Pike

35 Inch Northern Pike 

The ugly fly is my own invention – some grizzly dun schlappen, wet feathers from our JV hens, heron feathers, flashabou, beads, and a couple other ingredients I’ve been playing around with to make a rattle sound. Still a work in progress.