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Fly fishing for muskies


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I was hoping to get another one or two yet this fall, based on the forecasts I think I'm done. This was from mid-October, glad I had the camera rolling

See Video in post below please......

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Awesome work! So jealous. Want to get in to fly fishing for skies next year. What gear do you use?

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Make sure you have gear that is up to the task. Most guys use a 10 or 11 weight rod. A sinking line of some sort slings those big flies a little easier, but if all your fishing is in shallow [<5']water stick to a floating line. I use a short leader that is about 3 feet of heavy [.026 ]mono tied to some 30 lb. knottable wire to prevent bite offs. As far as flies go, I like single hook streamers I tie myself, tied on super sharp 5/0 hooks. The fish in this video ate what would be described as a "deer hair headed deceiver" that I tied, it was not particularly big, maybe 8" long.

Fish water that has a strong population of muskies, and pick a day when the wind is calm. this makes boat control and casting the fly much more enjoyable.

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Here is the video back:



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