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Lake: Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Pike On The Fly

Post By: Infrared      Posted: 10/30/2022 9:13:29 PM     Points: 63    
Caught my biggest fish in Colorado, biggest fish on a fly rod, and biggest pike today. Heckuva fight—Took about 15 minutes or so to get it in. The lake is the lowest I’ve ever seen it. The last pick is the first bay just past the gate. It’s bare ground where I was fishing last year. County Road 23 is dirt now between Highway 24 and CR 59. I like it better than when it was paved and full of potholes.
 Reply by: Crit      Posted: 10/30/2022 9:36:51 PM     Points: 9
Solid fish, looks all of 38” or better. Targeting pike or trout fishing?
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 10/30/2022 10:28:51 PM     Points: 2778
That thing has some shoulders. Had to be fun on a fly rod.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 10/31/2022 6:49:44 AM     Points: 3016
What wt of fly rod? 5? If so that had to be a lot of fun
 Reply by: Infrared      Posted: 10/31/2022 5:59:55 PM     Points: 63
I was targeting trout with a 5wt using a 2X leader and 8lb Vanish for tippet. Here are some short clips from the brawl.

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