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Tiger Muskies- Fall Frenzy!

It has been very fun this fall fishing for tiger muskie. We have seen fewer fish than in the spring, but more fish have been willing to eat the fly. I'm sure they can feel winter creeping up which means its time to pack on the calories! I can't get enough of watching a fish the size of a small gator chase and smash a seven inch wigling combination of flash, feathers, and fur! Addicting! As the open water draws to an end I'm forced to accept the fact that its going to be a long winter. Dreams of  the MANY spectacular follows and the few, but engraving takes on the fly will carry me through till spring. It has been a fun year chasing these spectacular slabs of muscle and aggression, and I already can't wait for June when things pick back up!

Have I mentioned yet that I LOVE my new camera?!

Toothy Tiger Muskies!

This year I have been throwing prototype muskie flies for Rainy's Flies which gives me the opportunity to fish many different flavors. There are a few patterns that out shine the others, and many are Nick Granato patterns. The fly pictured above is the Ghetto Tramp. Rainy's already manufactures some of his popular patterns such as El Chupacabra and Sasquatch, in many varieties, all of which I highly recommend.

If your not familiar with tiger muskie, they are a cross between a northern pike and a muskellunge. They are super aggressive fish that have an outlaw attitude to match their size and voracious teeth. Like muskellunge they are considered a "fish of a thousand casts" because of the difficulty they present while fishing. Most mornings I fish, I will have muskie after muskie follow my fly all the way to the shore and deny my offering at the very last minute. At least their alligator size keeps my interest even when few or no fish are being caught.