Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Polder pike

This afternoon I went fishing with Dirk, for an hour or so (it was my dad’s birthday, so I kept it short). And although I have hundreds of pike flies in my car, because I always want to be prepared, I wasn’t prepared for this water. Why? Because weed guards were the key to fish properly here, and those… I left at home, damn!

But Dirk came prepared… and got rewarded!


With this fat lady, which I had the privilege of landing (which feels good as well), and witnessed the ecstasy of Dirk catching her (which was very enjoyable, I think we’ll have some laughs about that later on, because he was very funny),
so I really wanted to share her with you, because she’s a real beauty!

Well done Dirk!


Col said...

Dirks pike is a cracker! Really enjoyong your blog your flies are excellent!

e.m.b. said...

Wow! That pike is amazing in her girth. ;) And, very uniquely marked too. Lighter? Less spotting variance? Something. Nice catch, and also that you guys could share the fun.

David Romanillos said...

Hello Stefaan, this Pike have a beatiful colour and dimensions, good to fly fishing.

the lonsome piker said...

Thanks for the nice words, Col. And if you should have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me a mail.

Hello Erin, thanks again. And the colours of the pike aren’t exceptional, it all depends on the water they live in (clarity and vegetation), they can range from even lighter than this one to almost black. But the girth, yes you’re right about that, normally a female has to be about 100 to 105 cm before they start to get heavier instead of growing in length (this one was ‘only’ 95 cm).

Hello David, I’m heading back there tomorrow (or today actually, now that I see what time it is), and this time with weed guards…