30-pound pike sets new record on fly fline

Posted on 22 April 2016

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Pike sets record

A fly fisherman  landed a record pike on April 30 at Smith Lake near Kalispell.

Ivan Keeney of Kalispell landed the fish with a rod, reel and line outfit that cost a measly $21.

The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame confirmed Keeney's 30-pound northern pike as a North American record in the fly-fishing category for 15-pound test line.

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