Thursday, September 9, 2010

Musky Madness

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine told me about a possible Musky trip that I could go on...  the crew will consist of two boats and 5 guys all of which will be throwing gear.  "Can I try throwing flies??" was my only question.  I haven't been this excited about a fishing trip in a long time, and the preparation has been (and usually is) a lot of fun.  So here are my first attempts at Musky Flies... the next step is giving them a try in some local water to see how they cast and swim.

My very first attempt... I got the general idea from fellow William Joseph Ambassador Brad Bohen, and his awesome PDF from Hatches Magazine.

Here are the rest of the prototypes... I added in 'typical' streamers for scale.  The wooly bugger is a #8, and the Black Streamer is an articulated double bunny that is around 4" in length.

I will post again either before the trip or after with the results and finished 'box' of flies I will be bringing with me.


MIKE said...

wow, those are pretty big flies for you! what is that you are using for the eye? it's not the actual hook eye, is it?

Luke C Photo said...

Thanks Mike... I'm really getting into the bigger flies lately, most of my small flies fit through the eyes of these babys! The eyes on the double is piano wire that is also attached to the trailer hook.