DUTCH PIKING AT CHRISTMAS

A large wake rippled after each slow strip. The fly settled into the mud. Calf deep. The pike approached, fins flared. Fanning. A twitch and it almost took, darting forward. Bobbing under the rod tip, I moved the baitfish pattern left and then right. Paused. Dragged it in circles, dipped and jigged. The 80 cm [...]