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Flyrodding Musky 10/6/12


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Ended up with good conditions this morning other than calm surface this morning, chucking and ducking with 9wts and my Yoda II fly (a recipe tied up last night about midnight). About 10:00 am I was left shaking on the bow of the boat when I got bit by a estimated 35-40 incher in dramatic fashion in about 2 feet of water. It was car accident style with the fish exploding out of the water on the fly, not even sure if I managed to hit him back to bury the fly. He was on for several seconds and as quick and as violent as he came he left, left me with a rapid heartbeat and shaking hands. All in all we had one take, and one big time follow in the logs that looked like a submarine waking the surface, on one spot on another good fish. Had to call it early today, but going back in the morning even though the conditions don't look all that great. Musky on flies is the real deal folks, good times.

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Stop it! This is an addiction I do not need.

Yoda rocks! Hope you get another stuck tomorrow. What kinda retrieve is getting attention ?

Wrench I'm not even able to convey the awsomeness of the experience in words, I'm a little odd, I like doing the different stuff, streamer fishing at night, spending hours and hours pursuing a 5 inch fish at a place like Crane. And even though I love those things, they all fail in comparison to flyrodding for Musky. Each and every cast shares the same anticipation.....because you just don't know when it's gonna happen. And when it finally does, you're hooked! As far as retrieve, I usually try to change it up, especially if you're fishing with a buddy. Just try to do the opposite of one another. Now that I think about it, I was just stripping the hell out of it, I had just casted the fly into probably less than a foot of water and was trying to get passed the hang-ups and boom car accident. I usually feel more confident with a fast strip, more water....more casts....more opportunity.

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Jealous...extremely jealous!! Been wanting to do that again since this time last year , hope you stick several more of them toothy critters tomorrow.

Good Luck!!

Get out here and do it Troutnut69, there's plenty of room!

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Any bites or swipes today?

Definitely a challenging day, high pressure was large and in charge....pretty confident the fish had moved out of the stumps and off the flats. Branden hooked up with something solid (this time not a log, lol) around 8:00 am off the edge of the one particular flat that produced so well yesterday and deeper water but the fish came off. After that things continually progressed downhill. Hit a lot of promising spots, and made cast after hopeful cast with no signs of life, today it was a ghost town. We continued to rally late in the game only to walk away with achy arms and backs and I had a serious case of "claw hand" lol. All in all just mildly beaten and making a game plan for our next time. The forecast is looking promising later in the week, so we will be back at it bright eyed and bushy tailed. Closing out the first week in October without a boated fish just makes you wanna try harder next time and with lots of GOOD days ahead I'm confident that it's gonna happen.

Now that we looked back on it Saturday was a special day, conditions were as close to perfect as we could of gotten and I have no doubt if we wouldn't of had to cut out early we would of gotten one boated.

So stay tuned for more updates to come, this has turned into a mission. I think we are gonna move up in the lake a little bit next trip. It's easy to second guess yourself in this game but as long as we keep our flies wet we are getting closer to that zero to hero moment.

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Brad Bohen's "Hang Time's".........begging to get wet!

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