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Pike Retrieves (7 of 14)

Video Transcript:

Announcer: The speed of your retrieve can be critical when searching for active fish. I always like to start with a fairly active or fast retrieve to figure out how aggressive the Pike and Muskie are. If I don't get any strikes, or even any follows, then I dramatically slow down my retrieve and put in a lot more pauses until I find the right combination that works. Experimentation is the key with your retrieves. The retrieve is often more important than the fly pattern you pick.

Male: Look at that.