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#11415000 - 02/15/16 09:20 AM A Proper Sized Popper
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Registered: 03/18/06
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Loc: Arlington, TX
I think this might work for those pike in Onatario.....

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#11420998 - 02/17/16 04:56 PM Re: A Proper Sized Popper [Re: BoPro]
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Registered: 02/23/08
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Loc: Fairview, TX
Having caught pike on flies in Ontario, my one big piece of advice is to ALWAYS use a strong wire leader. I can't tell you how many flies and spinning lures I lost to pike while targeting smallies on my Ontario trip last summer. It was definitely a war of attrition, and the pike won.

PS Those pike really tear up the flies, so be sure to use durable materials.


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#11421193 - 02/17/16 06:40 PM Re: A Proper Sized Popper [Re: BoPro]
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Yes sir. I got 30 ft of 18 lb test Knot to Kninky wire to tie for the bite leaders. I'm also bringing my vise and mats, so I should be good for the week. Another popper ready to go.


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#11421346 - 02/17/16 07:26 PM Re: A Proper Sized Popper [Re: BoPro]
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i'd suggest using 5-6 ft of straight 60lb wire, preferably black nylon coated surflon.

That is what I used on my pike trip and thats the only thing the outfitter would let the clients use as they've seen to many other leader setups break.
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