As title reads. This weekend I was set up in south park targeting big trout, and this guy decided to grab my fly. I had 5x going to my fly he took and can still hardly believe I managed to land this guy. You dont really need to fish 5x where I was but usually its never an issue if your drag is right.
After fighting for 5 or so minutes I finally got a look at his head and couldnt believe I was hooked up with a pike, nor could I believe I still had him on after all the head shakes and runs. Thank god for a good net job that went way smoother than expected after fighting him for awhile. Went to unhook him and the line caught his teeth and immediately sliced the line and my finger a bit.
~35 inches, my first pike, and biggest fish Ive landed on the fly! Just wanted to share...you dont always need heavy line for these guys! Sometimes 5x and a small fly will do the trick, if you get lucky! lol
Ended up keeping him for some future taco nights. He had a whole 11 inch rainbow trout in his stomach.
Edit: he took a rust colored wooly bugger, and was my first fish of the day after missing many small takes and finally getting my act together