I made a pike trip with a friend yesterday. We both threw hard baits, mostly jerkbaits, but I also threw a hard swimbait at times. We caught fish, but nothing over 21". Toward the end of the day, I met a fly fisherman. He asked me if I caught anything. A few, I repied. All dinks. He said that he only catches big pike. I called him out on that and said: I'm sure you catch little ones too in between the big ones, unless you are somehow throwing lures that are so big small ones can't bite it. He showed me his fly. It looked like a 4" streamer. By that time, I had finished my retrieve. He saw the Lucky Craft Pointer 128 I had on the end of my line and said that he doesn't "use lures like that; big pike don't eat them because they look too much like them." Perplexing statement... I am no expert on big pike, but I am pretty sure pike eat pike and other fish... And I couldn't figure out what else "them" would reference. I thought about calling him out, but I just said "Oh" in a sarcastic manner. Anyhow, what is your take on flies vs hard Baits vs some other lures?