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Re: Muskie Flies
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For what it's worth.....
I can remember back in the 90s virtually all muskie "bucktails" (I'm talking about in-line spinner lures here) were tied with actual bucktail. The consensus was that natural bucktail was unmatched for this application in that it had the best combination of movement in the water etc. All my old bucktails I built/tied from those days were deer hair.
In the last several years, however, the trend among gear guys is definitely toward flashy synthetics in bucktail spinners. There are still a lot of deer hair in spinners but many of the most popular blade baits now are entirely synthetic. They cast well, shed water, push water, and really have a nice flashy aspect.
Not sure how much of this is relevant to actual muskie flies.....but some food for thought.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 11:15


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I totally agree natural material can't be matched for musky applications. Bucktail is readily available and can be collected if your willing to do some work. Plus bucktail is pretty durable and if tyed right look alive in the current.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 11:45
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A couple of new ties. I love both of them. Both were tied with custom dyed bucktails by myself paco and bilg25.

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Posted on: 2013/2/12 15:59


Re: Muskie Flies
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Nice ties TD. What's that black material up front - rabbit fur strip?

Today was a nice day for fishing and I was able to get out during the afternoon to one of my favorite feeder creeks. I was pretty jazzed. Three hours; blistered hands and cold feet.......Didn't even see a muskie. Not even a follow. I know it's a good spot. Just gotta keep trying.

Posted on: 2013/2/12 19:31


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TD I was thinking to myself, man that kinda looks like a tandem I tied once...then I realized yours is the size of that magazine page.

That's a whole new ballpark of big compared to what I've tied...even doubles.

Well done as always.

Posted on: 2013/2/12 20:17


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Ha jay that's pretty much how big all my doubles are typically 9-10". I tie some triples too that are 14-15".

Fishidiot that is crosscut rabbit. I use that alot for my heads. I have also been itching to get out but haven't had the chance. I'm hoping to maybe get out this weekend.

Posted on: 2013/2/12 21:43


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Those are tied on 8/0 universal predator x partridge hooks.

Posted on: 2013/2/12 22:05


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Heres 1 I turned out last night.
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Posted on: 2013/2/14 11:23
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I tied these up the other day. One was at a fly shop TD, Paco, and myself tie at. The other two were done at my place. Bucktail for sure is the way to go.

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popovics "Bob's Banger" at a larger scale.

Posted on: 2013/2/14 12:19


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Nope Mr Popovics banger is a popper. This doesn't float its weighted. Theres more going on than just some stryro foam glued on a hook.

Posted on: 2013/2/14 12:53
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Two flies for one. The "some styro foam just glued on a Hook" fished with 500 grain sinks and moves all over. Fished with a floater or intermediate walks the dog

Posted on: 2013/2/14 13:34


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No need to get chippy plum. I'm still new at this and by no meens a protyer. In still novice.

Posted on: 2013/2/14 14:05
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I look at it this way. as a tyer you are always learning. You can gain the most information from older anglers. Anglers that were not influence buy magazines or the web.

I am by no means a profly Tyer.

I made the comment that that fly looks like bob's banger at a larger scale.

B/c it looks like bob's banger on steroids.

Been trying to mimic the pattern. I cant get it to swim like his. i have talked to Bob about it told me not to go too long because it already leave a longer profile in the water. Told me to have fun with it!

Posted on: 2013/2/14 14:57


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Are you using tungsten powder ??

Posted on: 2013/2/14 15:01



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