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Re: Muskie Flies
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Hey muskie fly tying fans....

Here's a chance to see and meet our own TD55! He will be demonstrating and tying his unique (and as we know - effective!) muskellunge patterns at the upcoming Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Open House on 4-5 April in Boiling Springs. TD knows his stuff and has really emerged on the scene in Pennsylvania in recent years as a leader in this unique and challenging genre of fly fishing.
Here's your chance to watch the master, get questions answered and seek feedback on flies and materials for the upcoming toothy season. For more information on this free show and how you can support the museum, hit this thread:

PFFMA Open House


If you'd like to learn more about what TD55 is up to, check out his blog on muskie fishing:
Muskie Fly Fishing

Posted on: 3/13 16:13


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For those that live closer I'd definitely go see what TD has to say.

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Nice flies TL
Here is one from tonight

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Posted on: 3/13 22:33


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Bosshog wrote:
For those that live closer I'd definitely go see what TD has to say.


+1. I went to a similar demo of his at TCO and learned a ton of info.

Thanks codym. Nice fly as well!

Posted on: 3/14 10:52
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Nice ties everyone. It's pretty kool to see the little community we have here grow. Here is a recent tie. I've been slacking I need to quick get a few more done before season heats up. This is a 6/0 foam popper.


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Nice!

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Posted on: 3/16 10:36


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Tied this one up last night. Articulated single 4/0

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Posted on: 3/17 13:25

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Guys, just curious why such large hooks? I have noticed a lot of your flies have 3/0 or 4/0 hooks. Are you using them that size just to balance the fly?

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I'm sure TD or Paco can answer this question better but musky or pike like big flies. Need big hooks to tie such flies.

I've only been tying for a short while. I started off thinking 2/0 was huge, now to me, it seems way to small. 4/0 is the biggest I've tied thus far, but i just got some 5/0 and 6/0 to play with.

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I line to stay in the 4/0 to 6/0 range. I also tye on the 2/0 b10s gamas. Which has the hook gap equivalent of a 4/0 partridge predator x. If dia rikki would make there 810 bass hook in 4/0 I'd use them. Td and have hook alotta muskys and pike on those 810s.

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A musky mouth is very large literally nearly a 5 gallon bucket on a large fish. You can hook them on 2/0 and 3/0 but I got a much better hook up when I switched to larger hooks. I use the 8/0 Partridge Universal Predator X almost exclusively.

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Now I'm just heading into my sophomore season,but having tasseled with quite a few toothies last year, I have to agree with TD and Paco on hook size. For me it's definitely a confidence play, most of my singles are on 5/0-6/0 hooks now because you never know when the biggest fish you've ever seen decides to swipe at your fly and having a small hook would make me nervous. The head and mouth on a 40 and up fish is huge. I like having the extra bite (no pun intended) a larger hook can give you.

Nice tie by the way Bosshogg.

Posted on: 3/17 22:40


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I have talked to few people on this subject. What I took from our conversation was:
Our fly rods are not made to hook musky. A large gap, smaller diameter, sharp hooks be it B10, 550 or predators, help you sink the hook better. It takes a lot to force with a huge heavy wire saltwater style hook. Less is maybe better be it hooks and materials.

Posted on: 3/18 12:21


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Been busy tying, but I would rather be busy fishing! Here are a few EP style flies Ive been tying. They are pretty easy and fun minus doing the eyeballs the way Enrico Puglisi does them. Still haven't mastered that. Here is a popper I tied on a 6/0 Partridge Absolute Predator hook. Its got a really wide gap. I found the foam cylinders at Michael's Craft Store.

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Posted on: 3/18 13:45



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