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Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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use it works fine on musky flies..

Posted on: 2012/3/6 9:58
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Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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I dont like syns @ all. Some guys claim false hook set because of ep fibers gettin caught in the muskys teeth. I dont know I never fished with 'em.

The angle of your buckt tail should be a 45 degrees like Ramcatt says. You want to maximize the bulk with minimal material. And a steeper angle on the bucktail meens a bigger profile in the water to a point.

Posted on: 2012/3/6 10:39
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Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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- it really adds nothing nothing to the design or action of the fly
- easily fouls in the fly (and with that long strip it will be on your leader

anything "pseudo" is usually a lesser quility imitation of the real thing

If you want a marabou "breathing" action... palmer it on top of a bucktail layer

Posted on: 2012/3/6 10:43


Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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I palmer marabou for the heads of my flys. You can get a good color contrast between bucktail feather and thread.

Posted on: 2012/3/6 10:46
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Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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Man I can't imagine the workout you must get throwing that thing.

Posted on: 2012/3/6 21:17


Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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It's like pitching a ball game. You work your way upto it. If go to crazy at the start you burn out. My buddys and I in the summer have gone sun up to dark. A 12 to 14 hr day no matter how strong you are you still feel it. You just have to try to be as efficient as you can.

The right set up reel, line and rod working together makes it much easier too. I got tendonitis in my arm last spring because of a outfit that outta balance, the reel was way to heavy.

Posted on: 2012/3/6 22:55
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Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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How far is the average cast distance wise? do musky really hang that close to shore?

Posted on: 2012/3/6 23:27


Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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Id guess an avg. 60 ft. Sometimes more sometimes less. I can leg out a cast if have too. But I dont wanna do it all day. In high run off period, dark and cold water conditions they come in close. I had 1 today fallow a fly in today and just hang at the bank for a couple of minutes. They just glide in and out.

I'v had em hit 1 strip into the cast uptil & just the leader out the tiptop. They fallowers theyll pick up the fly and fallow it into your boots & just look at ya thats cool!

Posted on: 2012/3/6 23:40
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Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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the casting is not that hard... with the right technique and setup
shooting line, effective hauling, and dynamic casts

being in a boat (or wading shallow helps)... als proper line manage ment

casts are as short as needed or into the backing
clearing the entire line for a sink or sink tip is not uncomon
I usually dump most of the line (until i see backing) on the floor before I make the first cast

Posted on: 2012/3/7 9:05


Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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Remember to let the rod do the work. You are not going to get anything but tired by trying to muscle the fly line out. When using the heavy sinking lines it helps load the rod much more efficiently as well. I can usually throw 60 or 70 feet of line with just 1 or 2 backcasts. Fewer backcast help with fatigue obviously. Just use good technique and practice your double haul and you can bomb some line. The longer you can cast the longer your fly is in the water which means more time for the musky to see your fly.

Posted on: 2012/3/7 9:49


Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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Well, You have certainly piqued my interest and not being far from the Susquehanna River and several main tributaries I should give it a try. I also have a buddy with a boat, who might know where I might find some Musky
Steve

Posted on: 2012/3/7 18:50


Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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Looking like I might have a couple hours to get out again this weekend. Debating on a couple spots though...are any of you guys hitting lakes yet? Or is moving water a better bet, given the temps/time of season/etc.?

I got to mess around with dying some feathers this week...small batches, but pretty cool results regarless.

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The red guys on the left were cool aid and the orange was the liquid rit dye. Both were pretty quick and simple. Just gotta take em swimming now.

Posted on: 2012/3/8 23:25


Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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Over a 101 posts and 2400 hits and no filthy fresh musky pics. Man someones gonna have break the seal.........

Buy the way nice flys what sz hooks ya use?

Posted on: 2012/3/8 23:39
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Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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nice flies... and stickers

Posted on: 2012/3/9 7:02


Re: Skunked on Muskies Again (Despite Good Conditions)

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Quote:

Ramcatt wrote:
nice flies... and stickers


Thank you sir...they found a good home. Been meaning to send a pic of the first fish w/ the new reel, but it hasn't quite happened yet.

Paco, I lost the packaging a while back so I'm not positive, but my best guess is a 2/0. They're the biggest I've got at the moment, but I have been looking to upgrade after seeing some of the beasts you've posted recently. You have a favorite?

Posted on: 2012/3/9 8:41



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