Holland Pike Flies

I asked Theo to please send along some shots of the long flies that they use for pike in Holland. He was kind enough to send them right back to me, along with some more pike photos. Note that these flies are big, as in really big, and have to be tied with plenty of bulk but with almost no weight. Some good ideas in these flies for those searching for pike on this continent, and/or for warm-water tropical species in South America.

Pike flies have to be huge, but also bulky and easy to cast.

Typically anglers fish pike with a 9 or 10 weight rod, and the huge flies have to be aerodynamically efficient.

When a big fish is located, the fly is cast and worked across the fish's line of vision, about 4 feet ahead of the fish.

Pike are aggressive feeders and take the fly with real zeal.