The notion of fly fishing for Pike isn't a new one and it is tremendous sport. Casting big or small flies and watching our most aggressive predator attack is great fun. Pike fly patterns or deceivers are designed to imitate natural fish or to stimulate attack due to the fly colour or the movement. Typically pike flies look like the natural prey, often looking like fish or even mice. Check our pike fly fishing blog post & guide here.
Pike flies are tied on much stronger single hooks than other fishing flies matching the strength of fight that this apex predator puts up. Typically flies for pike can be on large hooks for example size 2/0
Fishing With Flies For Pike
When fishing with pike flies use a real pike leader, made of metal it ensures that the pike does not bite through the line and cause damage. You rod should be really strong, ideally a 10 weight fly rod that is strong enough to stop its runs. If you use a lightweight rod you can kill the pike literally fighting it to death where it cannot recover, use strong tackle and leaders when fly fishing for pike. Check our full pike fly fishing advice here.
This is a good strong threader. I have had others in the past and they have all been very thin metal and snapped at the bend. This is thicker metal, a bit harder to get through the bobbin tube though but this is a minor detail.