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Musky Fly Swap 2018


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#16 andrew.da.cook

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

Thanks gents, I will get to work.

 

All the of my Skis have came off the same fly in the past year.  Needless to say that will be the one I will be tying!


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#17 vicrider

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 03:49 PM

Okay guys, I've been working on some bonus flys for you. I've got some 6/0 Salmon hooks that should be perfect and this is a couple of trout designs I've scaled up for musky fishing.DSCF3041 (2).JPG DSCF3042 (2).JPG DSCF3043 (2).JPG

 

Assuming you get enough floatant on to keep them on top which do you think says MUSKY more, the Royal Coachman or the Mosquito?



#18 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:29 PM

My perspective is that when anyone offers bonus flies, we all welcome them and say thank you. From a fishing perspective, I have not thrown a surface fly for Muskies in ten years. It is so hard to get a follow/take, I want to maximize my fishing time. So, maybe others can give feedback, but I say Thanks Vicrider for your generous offer.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:30 PM

P.S. In Minnesota we do have mosquitoes that can carry off small dogs.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 01:39 AM

Just playing there MFG. I was a Minnesotan for 40 years ya' betcha. Took me a year down here to say casserole instead of hot dish. Those flies are a couple I've played with and my plan is to have a whole series of ties like of popular trout dries on a 6/0 hook. One serious question. Do you guys think a 6/0 Salmon hook would be a decent hook to base a non-articulated streamer on? Maybe better to stick to the Gammakatsu B10S in some sort of articulated pattern. That 6/0 salmon hook just seems like a big heavy hook for fly rods even they throw it with spey rods all the time. I'm doing a lot of reading about getting bulk without weight and which materials shed water best to stay lighter. I've throw some big old hair bugs that whistle back and forth by your head and sound like a shuttlecock being hit by a strong racket. I've never gone heavier than a 9 bass bug taper line but it sure helps to give momentum to those air resistant blobs.



#21 Crackleback

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:31 PM

One down.  Double Buford, 6/0 in the back 50mm shank up front

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#22 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:40 AM

Mike,
Beautiful tie. It will have great action. What are your favorite colors for your local lakes?
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

Mostly white with a hot accent color or black with orange/red are my go to colors. Theres tons of bluegill so I try to imitate them as well but attractor colors end up on the end of my line usually.

#24 eastern fly

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 05:23 AM

I need storage ideas for all of my big flies, trout, pike and musky especially. What do you use at home and on the water? 

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:03 PM

I just keep accumulating plastic boxes. For pike/Muskie fishing I bring the big umpqua one with slits for the single hook flies and a 9/13 plastic for the articulated. My back up with possibles and a 4th nwih box are left. That doesn't even count the boxes for Whistlers, Dahlbergs, and other boxes. For bass I have boxes(labeled) that I select on a trip by trip basis. Probably is a better way to do this, but we always have spinning and baitcasting rods and lures along. We just developed a system that works for us. To help with the problem, we give lures/flies to kids.

#26 vicente

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:35 AM

Eastern fly have you looked at the sushi roll fly holders, I have one for my big streamers it works quite well, got a few of yours from swaps in there.http://fishpondusa.c...sushi-roll/2497

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:34 PM

Eastern fly have you looked at the sushi roll fly holders, I have one for my big streamers it works quite well, got a few of yours from swaps in there.http://fishpondusa.c...sushi-roll/2497

That is the first time have seen them.

 

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https://www.instagram.com/eastern.fly/

A Pitt fan, a Marshall fan, and a WVU fan are climbing a mountain and arguing about who loves their team most. The Marshall fan insists that he is most loyal and then yells,"This is for Marshall!" and jumps off the mountain. Not to be out done,The WVU fan next professes his love for his team. He screams,"This is for the Mountaineers!" and pushes the Pitt fan off the mountain.

 

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#28 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:23 AM

We are less than three weeks to the due date. As you finish, please let me know and I will send you a PM with my address.
Thanks,
Tom

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

Here is what I'm working on. What do you think? What needs to change?

 

 Kevin

 

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https://www.instagram.com/eastern.fly/

A Pitt fan, a Marshall fan, and a WVU fan are climbing a mountain and arguing about who loves their team most. The Marshall fan insists that he is most loyal and then yells,"This is for Marshall!" and jumps off the mountain. Not to be out done,The WVU fan next professes his love for his team. He screams,"This is for the Mountaineers!" and pushes the Pitt fan off the mountain.

 

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#30 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:59 PM

I think it looks great! Size, shape, and color look very edible. It would fill a niche in my rotation of flies.
Tom