In North America, Northern Pike and their related species were long regarded as problem species. Around 1960 this attitude started to change. In recent years Northerns have attained the status of a much sought after game fish.*As a matter of note Northerns have long enjoyed this same status throughout the rest of the world. For years the bait and plug anglers have held sway in this country, with very few fly anglers actively seeking out these powerful game fish.*In 1993, Barry Reynolds & John Berryman of Colorado published their book entitled ?PIKE ON THE FLY?. This book caused many fly anglers to actively seek Northerns in their home water.