I have been pike fishing for many years, primarily because of my love of large streamers and big rods. I have 3 weights and boxes of size 18 Adams, but they do little for me anymore. I want to hear the splash of the fly and feel the weight of the line as it loads. The fish I chase can live off our local trout, maybe two or three at a time. To know that small mammals swim across the water fearing these preditors, as we do "Jaws" is a thing of passion. Lately I have been throwing some new large streamers I tied this year to varying success. The rivers and streams have been flooded and dirty most all of the year so far and little has come from them.