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by ctious » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:33 am
here a few new flies i made.... I hate rabbit strip anything... hold just too much water and are hard to cast.... these cast like a dream... almost all synthetic.... what u all think....
by josh roelofsen » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:40 am
Very nice! recipe? Your right with the rabbit being heavy but it's not as bad as huge spun deer hair flies or giant poppers. There's a shop in my town that sells GIANT wool head popper style flies that must weigh +1lb after being saturated. I could (and actually have) throw them a mile on a casting setup! I prefer patterns that hold as little water as possible. That being said the Ski's on my river seem to prefer baits that move alot of water. I had my best luck last year on double bladed black buzz baits thrown on light swim bait rods. I think I've figured out a decent basic pattern for them and this year I've decided to try and target them with the fly rod. I picked up a TFO TI-CRx 12wt, J. Ryall Q10 and mastery GPX 12wt line for my rig. I figure there's no point in getting frustrated trying to throw a 9"-12" fly on a 9-10wt. Musky fishing is all about the adrenaline rush and the strike. I'm going as heavy as I can just to make tossing the big flies easier.
I can't find the popper heads that I'm thinking of on-line but I'll pick up some this week and post a pic. Basically they're a hard white plastic popper head that have a few channels/small holes originating in the front of the concave popper head that throw water back up and thru the head when stripped aggressively.
by adipose angler » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:36 pm
Awsome looking flies! I love throwing the big nasties for pike and muskie once may and june comes around.
One question. it looks like your body is made from marabou which i love, but what are the synth tails made from?
I do like synth material but i have had some wierd experiences with them. some material acts like velcro inside of a pikes or muskies mouth (the top inside of their mouth) i have given some muskie hard strip sets and when i get them by the boat i have had them just open their mouths and let go. they just held on by pure strength and i didnt even get a good hookset.
on your flies it doesn't look like the same synth material i used so im sure you will not run into that. it was more the body material when i used synth.
I have switched to using rooster schlappen feathers (8-10inches long) for my tails. two feathers and some flash gave the fly good profile,action and size needed to get a muskie interested . just something else to try and a slightly different look.
by ctious » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:49 pm
the tail and under body are made of some synthetic material i found at a craft store and crystal flash and flashabou.. ... not sure what the craft store material is.... but its soft and very durable, also brushes out easy so i am hoping it will not get caught up in the teeth....
as for muskies opening their mouth next to the boat and the fly coming out, its normal... happens even with conventional equipment... the force they have to close their mouths is crazy... they can hold a bait so tight that setting the hook with a heavy rod sometimes does not get the hook in..
A 12wt may be a little much... i had an 11wt that i used but i ended up going back to a 9wt.... the 11wt was just too much to cast all day... the 9wt casts good as long as your not trying to cast big bunny things....
by speyrod1 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:59 pm
Heres a fly i use for Musky and Pike also its a great Atlantic Salmon fly
Last edited by speyrod1 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
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