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Re: Muskie Flies

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Bilg that bumble bee color 1 looks like a gamer. Its the same color combo I got the 43 inch tiger on.

Posted on: 2013/2/15 0:46
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This one is dirty. Probably my new favorite. Click to see original Image in a new window

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Re: Muskie Flies

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The Down and Dirty would except the rabbit strip tail. I avoid rabbit stip tailing like the plague. Way to heavy for the amount of material used. Long webby hackle is a better option.

Posted on: 2013/2/19 9:23
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Re: Muskie Flies

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I just re-read the toothy critter success thread and have been watching many muskie fly tying videos. I am really getting intrigued with this whole toothy critter thing. Here is my first attempt at tying a muskie fly.

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Posted on: 2013/2/19 22:24


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dc410 wrote:
I just re-read the toothy critter success thread and have been watching many muskie fly tying videos. I am really getting intrigued with this whole toothy critter thing. Here is my first attempt at tying a muskie fly.


Nicely done.
Have a few more 'cause we'll be hitting some water for early season pike in another couple weeks.

Posted on: 2013/2/20 22:28


Re: Muskie Flies

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DC thats a nice fly for your first attempt. Its amazing how the more you tie these things the little things you pick up on the way. I'm always learning something new.

Posted on: 2013/2/21 7:44


Re: Muskie Flies

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Thanks bilg. I pretty much used Brad Bohen's technique of hair- flash- feather. I am a bit limited by the length and quality of materials that I have but I still think I can crank out some fairly decent flies with what I have on hand. I'm having a lot of fun working with these large flies and it is a lot easier for me to tie them as my eyesight is certainly not what it used to be. Next thing is to learn how to fish em'. Looking forward to that!

Posted on: 2013/2/21 9:21


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Nice tie dc410

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Thanks guys. I was sitting in my truck eating lunch one day earlier this week and was thinking of different combinations of materials to use for these flies. I kind of like the look of this one.

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Posted on: 2013/2/22 22:13


Re: Muskie Flies

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I caught a small muskie (about 13") on a 1wt fly rod and a 1" Beadhead Marabou Streamer size 14!

This muskie was caught in mid winter (Jan 2012) downstream from the warmwater discharge in the Susquehanna (Brunner's Island). This could be a "world record" ...... I have never heard of anyone catching a Muskie on a UL (1 wt) fly rod?

Tight Lines,
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Posted on: 2013/2/23 0:44


Re: Muskie Flies
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I caught a small muskie (about 13") on a 1wt fly rod and a 1" Beadhead Marabou Streamer size 14!
1wt

Neat. I'll get juvenile muskies from time to time when bass fishing. Sometimes, fish this size will even hit full sized muskie lures almost as long as they are. My guess would be this is one of the fall stocked fingerlings from the previous autumn. He looks good and is growing fast. I've often wondered if growth rates of fingerling muskies might be a bit higher in warmer water during winter. Perhaps not.

The PFBC is experimenting more with "yearling" muskie fingerlings, which although a good bit more expensive to raise, may have better survival rates. Will be interesting to see the results.

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I was busy the past 2 days.

Last night.
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Today these were tyed with bucks that TD Bilg and I dyed.
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Posted on: 2013/2/23 19:50
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And a firetiger tyed from bucks TD BILG and I dyed.
Without the UV light.
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With the UV light.
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Posted on: 2013/2/23 20:11
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“If, when you pull a fly out you
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chicken blood in the air, put it back
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then it can only be conjured with the
same.”



Re: Muskie Flies

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I know uv everything has the "it" factor right now with tying but do you see a large effect in uv products catching more fish....a quick search only found that some fish can see in the uv spectrum and data suggests it is for mating purposes and feeding on zooplankton

just being curious

Posted on: 2013/2/24 14:44



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