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Re: Rods for Musky

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For the second hooks that are actually tied into the fly, I agree with you completely. However, the ones that I'm using for most of my single hook flies are what most consider a "traditional" stinger hook that is just slid onto the bend of the original hook.

I can't wait to get back out. I have a trip to Chautauqua coming up in a couple of weeks that I'm REALLY itchin for. I'd love to get one of those Chautauqua beasts on a fly!!

Posted on: 2011/6/5 10:24


Re: Rods for Musky

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Yeah , I'm headed to tionesta next sat. Hopfully i get more than a sore shoulder outta that trip.

Posted on: 2011/6/5 13:19
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Re: Rods for Musky

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Cool. Good luck on the Tionesta trip. I believe there are Pike in there too, right? If so, maybe they will at least keep the action consistent so you'll be ready for that Musky when it decides to visit.

Posted on: 2011/6/6 10:15


Re: Rods for Musky

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Pike are a nice side show. But I'll cast all day for abig grab.

Posted on: 2011/6/6 14:55
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Good luck guys! If you care to, write up a report and let us know how you made out and what you saw. There's no shame in a muskie fishing report that caught the skunk - it's part of the muskie fishing reality (and we could use some warm water reports).

Posted on: 2011/6/6 15:56


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I'll get a report together sat. night. I have a good feeling about this 1. It's our 1st time fishing this peice of water so maybe I'll have some picks of the"toothy" persausion for you guys.

Posted on: 2011/6/6 17:46
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I got a bit of musky fishing in today. I was mainly looking for SMBs but there's a good pool that sometimes holds a tiger or two and the water level was higher and cloudier than normal (which often makes for good muskie fishing in my experience) so I spent some time throwing the big stuff.

Didn't see any muskies and didn't catch any bass either. I often get some nice sized river SMBs when throwing muskie flies but neither wanted to play today.

Posted on: 2011/6/6 22:19


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Darn, it looks like I probably wont get a chance to chase the toothy critters this weekend. I might not be able to get out until the Chautauqua trip the following weekend. Hopefully I'll have something to report after that trip. good luck to everyone that gets a chance to hit the water.


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Posted on: 2011/6/10 11:20


Re: Rods for Musky

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Well, got back from the Chautauqua trip yesterday. I ended up landing one Musky that was mid to upper 30's and a Pike that was around 40". however, I got these fish on conventional gear. I had tons of follows but couldn't convert any fish on the fly rod. These fish wanted the baits burning thru the water at ridiculous speeds before they'd actually take a swipe at anything. I lost a few nice ones too. My best chance with the fly would have been to try the two-handed saltwater strip technique but I've never tried it before. I might have to learn that one real quick.

Anyone else having any toothy critter action?


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Posted on: 2011/6/22 14:07


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Two handed strip is easy, clamp rod under armpit then just hand over hand over hand.

Posted on: 2011/6/22 15:00
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That's how my 2 yr old brings in fish on my 4wt.

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Do it just like gfen says but add some hard stops in your 2 handed retieive. Keep you rod tip pointed directy at your fly and if you get a strike strip (strip strike) into the fish. Ive had strikes on this kinda retieve. you just need a heavier tip or full sink line to keep the fly down durring the faster retrieve.

Posted on: 2011/6/23 23:34
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Re: Rods for Musky

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Back to the rod topic earlier discussed. I have a 10wt Echo Ion. It bombs flies.......would highly recommend the rod for the price.

Posted on: 2011/6/27 13:43


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Thats great to hear about the Echo Ion because I have also found quite a few positive review of those rods. When I decide to add another rod to my arsenal, that will be one of the first rods I check out.

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Re: Rods for Musky

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I have casted the ion over the weekend and its the fastest action 10wt. Ive casted.

Posted on: 2011/6/27 19:21
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