Re: Muskie on a Fly Rod
You have to get a pike/musky leader, something like Cortlands toothy critters. it is a braided steel leader. They are still knot-able. And when you do land it make sure to have something to grab it with other than fingers. They have a mouth full of nasty teeth and will shred a thumb instantly. Other than that good luck!
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Hard to tell by the video if it was a muskie or pike. The color tends to make me think it's a pike. Either way all the above still applies.
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