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Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:40 pm
by cantfishforshit.
"other stuff" :cool :Roll Eyes

Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:32 pm
by bullship
The weather has not been optimal.....hope to trade a beer for some deer when you're back down this way.

Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:50 am
by Chidester
cantfishforshit. wrote:"other stuff" :cool :Roll Eyes
Hope the research is goin well

Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:01 pm
by Vito
Nice work on the southern tail, AA. :cool

Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:54 am
by Vito
Bump...

Short video put together by my brother. There are some pike mixed in.


Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:56 am
by nfishl
Vito wrote:Bump...

Short video put together by my brother. There are some pike mixed in.

This gave me a boner.

Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:57 am
by Yiman
Sweet video.

I needed that after the other day getting my ass kicked by wind, rain, and no fish seen when I thought the conditions were going to be perfect.

Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:51 pm
by B.M. Barrelcooker
quarstion: what are ya'll using for leaders?

I took my first musky trip yesterday by myself and just bought a couple steel leaders at walmart but figure some 40# flourocarbon would probably work. Just don't want to get cleaned off if I'm only gonna get a shot every now and then.

ON a side note I really enjoyed the heck out of it even though the river was still kind of blown out and I had trouble keepin a drift as I was alone. I think it will get better as I learn.

Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:06 pm
by Goldmember
For Northern pike I have been using 80# fluorcarbon as the bite tippet. With steel crimps and a crosslock it's easy to use.
I've had 2 leader breaks because of the teeth so far in the last 4 years, not a bad average compared to my use of steel leaders before that. My buddy uses titanium and for flyfishing that is a very good alternative, since it doesn't show any signs of metal fatigue.

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Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:56 am
by Vito
B.M. Barrelcooker wrote:quarstion: what are ya'll using for leaders?

I took my first musky trip yesterday by myself and just bought a couple steel leaders at walmart but figure some 40# flourocarbon would probably work. Just don't want to get cleaned off if I'm only gonna get a shot every now and then.
This is just my opinion, but 40# is WAY too low. I've seen 80# sliced through easily. I always run wire. Even one bite off is would be too many for my liking. Not even for the sake of losing the fish, but for leaving a big fly in its mouth.

If you don't want bite offs and still want to use fluoro, 130# is supposedly the lightest you should go.

Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:11 am
by steelhyde
Vito and I will argue this until our faces turn blue. He has a love affair with wire that I am yet to understand.

However, 40# is too light. Yes, you could get away with it - I know guys that do. But I've had bite offs on 100# (insert Vito saying "told you so"). With that said, I continue to use fluoro - just nothing below 80#. Above 100#, it's tough to tie knots. Below 80#, you're running the risk of bite offs and serious heart break.

If you get wire - get some that's tie-able. Do not get the kind with the whimpy snap swivel at the end. You'll lose flies and lose fish. Those things are cheap and don't deserve to be on the end of your line.

Re: Musky Addicts Anonymous

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:02 am
by Vito
steelhyde wrote:But I've had bite offs on 100# (insert Vito saying "told you so").
<nodding head in agreement>