Fly Fishing for Pike:"Hammer Handles"

September 9, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Ken Marsh gives advice on fishing one of Alaska’s numerous lakes for pike, which have made home of many traditional trout waters. “To catch pike Monday I cast an 8-weight fly rod with floating line, 10 inches of steel leader and some brightly-colored streamers tied on No. 3/0 galvanized hooks. Steel leader — I use Iron Thread by Fenwick because it is pliable and easy to work with — is needed to keep pikes’ sharp teeth from cutting leaders.” In the Alaska Daily News.