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Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Ayrshire piker » Thu Feb 21 2019 18:49

Anyone any recommendations on a fly fishing outfit for going after some big pike?

Done plenty of trout fly fishing but starting out for pike from scratch.

Looking at the below outfit 🤔

Cheers in advance for any input
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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Mike J » Fri Feb 22 2019 11:32

Dont waste money on kits, wait and see if you like it or better still if you (can) catch.
Any #5 reel will do it as long as it holds the line, your never going to chuck a bugie far whatever you using, as we know Pike don't run hard they just bore off on short bursts, exactly as they do when hooked on other methods.
As for a rod I would start with an old Avon or the Shakey sea fly rod with the up handle if you can find one, but something with butt power is an essential.

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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Happy Hayes » Fri Feb 22 2019 14:52

Ayrshire piker wrote:
Anyone any recommendations on a fly fishing outfit for going after some big pike?

Done plenty of trout fly fishing but starting out for pike from scratch.

Looking at the below outfit 🤔

Cheers in advance for any input
Have you thought about joining the PFFA .
£10 a year ,you might pick up a bargain in the for sale section
Also plenty of advice with anything to do with pike fly fishing.
Regards
Tom

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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Ayrshire piker » Fri Feb 22 2019 17:38

Happy Hayes wrote:
Ayrshire piker wrote:
Anyone any recommendations on a fly fishing outfit for going after some big pike?

Done plenty of trout fly fishing but starting out for pike from scratch.

Looking at the below outfit 🤔

Cheers in advance for any input
Have you thought about joining the PFFA .
£10 a year ,you might pick up a bargain in the for sale section
Also plenty of advice with anything to do with pike fly fishing.
Regards
Tom
Didn't even know such a thing existed, I'll get joined up to that.
Cheers Tom
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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Happy Hayes » Fri Feb 22 2019 19:51

Ayrshire piker wrote:
Happy Hayes wrote:
Ayrshire piker wrote:
Anyone any recommendations on a fly fishing outfit for going after some big pike?

Done plenty of trout fly fishing but starting out for pike from scratch.

Looking at the below outfit 🤔

Cheers in advance for any input
Have you thought about joining the PFFA .
£10 a year ,you might pick up a bargain in the for sale section
Also plenty of advice with anything to do with pike fly fishing.
Regards
Tom
Didn't even know such a thing existed, I'll get joined up to that.
Cheers Tom
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I must renew my membership to be fair.
It’s not a busy forum like this one
And it may take a day or two to get an answer to a question.
If memory serves me right most use a fb page,but I’m old school and don’t do Facebook.
There’s one or two of the pit on there as well .
Best of luck
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Tom

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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Slug » Fri Feb 22 2019 20:01

Gave up on that one the forum was dead even more so when they switched to fb. Don’t know what fb is like now but can’t imagine it being that busy going by the forum before the fb started.

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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Happy Hayes » Fri Feb 22 2019 20:18

That’s a shame Slug
But as you said , it was quite.
There was some good guys on that forum
A tenner well spent.
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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Slug » Fri Feb 22 2019 22:01

Yeah they’ve got good backing from vision too amazing prizes considering such a small organisation.

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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Nick-D » Fri Feb 22 2019 22:14

Second joining the PFFA, I've recently started pike fly fishing and very helpful to me. But you do have to go on their FB page I'm afraid!

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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by bigaldo » Sun Feb 24 2019 10:44

Id second not buying a kit. If you already fly fish your half way there anyway. Get a 10# weight outfit 2nd hand. Beware of the budget rods, wont mention any names, but most are crap. Plenty good ones out there.
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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by Slug » Sun Mar 10 2019 18:55

Vision big daddy 2 for £214.99 this weekend from fishing tackle and bait 10% off and get further £10 if u sign up to mailing list.

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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by john evans » Mon Mar 11 2019 17:53

ive a brand new 9# vision big daddy rod,plus vision rulla custom reel and spare spool with intermediate on one and floating on other all new and unused ,,with collection of flies for sale

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Re: Pike fly fishing outfit

Post by thueske » Mon Apr 15 2019 18:02

john evans wrote:
ive a brand new 9# vision big daddy rod,plus vision rulla custom reel and spare spool with intermediate on one and floating on other all new and unused ,,with collection of flies for sale
Is it the new or old type big daddy? What's your price for the set?

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