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Re: Muskie Flies

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Nice tie Fishidiot. Heres what I tied this weekend. A Ghetto tramp and two Bufords. The GT and the olive Buford have rattles in them. Anyone have any experience with rattles? Dunno if they help, but they sound cool as heck. And yes, I have been shaking my flies a lot.

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Posted on: 2/9 18:57


Re: Muskie Flies
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Nice flies Bluesteel and welcome to our online community - glad to have yuh.
The rattles can't hurt anything (I suppose). I know some bass guys swear by rattles but I don't know if folks in the muskie community have any thoughts on their effectiveness. You'll just have to try 'em out and let us know.

Posted on: 2/9 20:07


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Nice flies Bluesteel and welcome to our online community - glad to have yuh.
The rattles can't hurt anything (I suppose). I know some bass guys swear by rattles but I don't know if folks in the muskie community have any thoughts on their effectiveness. You'll just have to try 'em out and let us know.


Thanks. I'm certainly going to fish the flies with rattles, but since im a newb at FFing for musky it will probably take me a few seasons to collect some data on their effectiveness lol.

I just received an order from J Stockard. I gambled on buying a few bucktails at a discounted price. On the coment section when I placed the order I asked them to pick decent bucktails with long fibers. 3 out of 4 of them were pretty good (better then what I've seen in the local shop). The other was pretty hollow, but regardless I'm gonna tie some new flies in new flavors.

Posted on: 2/11 10:49


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Tomes recommends rattles. Just sayin.

Posted on: 2/11 18:23


Re: Muskie Flies

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My first go at Muskie flies. Please critique.
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Re: Muskie Flies

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a few more
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Re: Muskie Flies

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Look good Gonephishin

Posted on: 2/21 20:25


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Look good Gonephishin


Yep - you're off to the races GP. Tying muskie flies is a lot of fun - not to mention that the experience with these big flies will shed some light and perspective on streamer fly design that will serve you well when tying trout and bass streamer flies.

Posted on: 2/21 21:53


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Here is one I worked up last night. Love the colors on this thing. It's pretty greasy.
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Posted on: 2/23 20:14


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One I got done last night.
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Posted on: 2/27 7:57
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Re: Muskie Flies

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For those of you looking to acquire and dye your own materials here is some good literature.
The Timid Fellows Guide to Dying

Posted on: 2/27 10:33


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Awesome ties guys!

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I'm having a hard time getting this tapering thing down. TD55, I love how all of the deer hair is completely uniform and gets progressively bulkier towards the head. I've done it a few times, but I can't seem to get it right, especially with articulated flies. I think better buck tail would make a big difference. I've found some really good ones here and there but usually they're usually pretty terrible these days.

What are some tips on getting the taper down? I've watched Brad Bohen tie the Optic Hangtime Minnow like 10 times and it looks so easy, but it never turns out like that when I do it.

Posted on: 3/6 14:37
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TLoomis. The key is definitely good bucktail. If you have bucktail that is short or when you are layering in your colors you have a bunch of different lengths of bucktail it will look weird. The best thing you can do is have all really good bucktail but if that isn't an option just try to trim the hair at the butt before putting on the hook so that all your lengths are relatively uniform. I rarely use any hair that is less than 4 inches.

Posted on: 3/6 14:57


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Yeah it sounds like I need to get some nicer bucktail. Once I get some extra $ I'm going to order some Primo tail.

Posted on: 3/6 15:20
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