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Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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wg,

That fly looks great!! Pretty sure the ones that I use have 4 or 5/0 on them. If you seem to be missing the fish, try throwing a trailer hook on. Good luck man.


Jay

Posted on: 7/28 10:15


Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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I wondered about the trailer hook. Does it throw the "action" of the fly off? It seems like the lead weighting and spacing of the foam head is key as far as fly action goes.

Posted on: 7/28 11:19


Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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I have not noticed any issues with the action of the fly with the trailer hook. Since I didn't tie mine, I just use to old Bass style trailer. Just holding the trailer on with a small piece of plastic. It does get caught up in the tail material sometimes, but not enough to be much of a bother. And the walk the dog action is still awesome.

There is the possibility that your pattern could be tied a little different than the one I have also. I'd give a shot and if its throwing things out of whack, just take the trailer off.

Posted on: 7/28 12:55


Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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A couple quick questions on a trailing hook:

1. Does it matter whether the trailer rides hook up or hook down?

2. Should the trailer be the same size as the main hook?

3. How do you tie in a trailing hook without going through the eye? I want to keep the eye open and 1/8" behind the eye clear for proper action on the front. I'll be using 35# "tieable" wire for the trailer hook.

Thanks!

Posted on: 7/29 10:49


Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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1) Great question. I have mine facing up, opposite the set hook. No good reason for this other than my belief/hope that it increases my odds of hook ups. I've had a few fish only hooked by the trailer.

2) I ended up using a 2/0 mainly because it was all I could find in the store that I happened to be at when shopping for the trailers. Once I run out of those, I will experiment with some 4/0 and 5/0.

3) I'm not gonna be much help for you on this one being that I have never done it. I've seen examples that form a long "U" shape with the wire, with the trailer on it, and then tie the tag ends onto the shank of the set hook. Thats kinda how the flies I got from Vermont Fly guys do their articulated patterns. At least that is my interpretation.

I'm sure there should be some other guys on this site that can hopefully offer some advice on that part of it too. I'd like to learn that technique as well.

Posted on: 7/30 10:11


Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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I've been messing with the Chuggernaut style fly but articulating it.
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Posted on: 8/10 20:07
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Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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Lookin' good. "If you build it, they will come..."

Posted on: 8/11 9:25


Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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PACO, those are some mighty fine lookin flies. I'd imagine that they throw off quite the wake coming through the water. Probably good even when theres a decent chop on the water.


Jay

Posted on: 8/11 9:27


Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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The heads about 3/4 a inch. The total fly is about 7 or 8 inches. With a floater there a subtle pop and wake. If ya put em on a intermediate it looks like a brick thrown in the water behind your fly. There's alotta stuff going on in those flys. Wire bending, crimp sleeves, rattles and the jig skirt.

Posted on: 8/11 14:27
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don’t hear drums and can’t smell
chicken blood in the air, put it back
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Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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Jig skirts raise muskies. The ghetto tramp which incorporates a skirt has raised all but one muskie I have hooked up on this year and had follows from. For whatever reason they like it. Like those poppers Paco, it looks like the Euro Pike guys are rubbing off on ya.

Posted on: 8/11 22:52


Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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Actually it's a popper tyed by a couple of guides in Wisco.

Posted on: 8/12 6:59
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Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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Shoot us a line at KeystoneFlyFishing@gmail.com. We'd be more than happy to whip you up some spongebob squareheads. I don't have any pictures on the site of them, but we can send some upon request.

Posted on: 8/14 8:14
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Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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I sent that turquoise and chartreuse popper to a friend in WA. Well yesterday he shot and scored on a mid forties tiger.  photo image_zpsc128871d.jpg[/img]

Posted on: 8/17 17:14
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don’t hear drums and can’t smell
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then it can only be conjured with the
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Re: WTB - Muskie topwater flies

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Nice

Posted on: 8/17 21:12



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