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Old 02-10-2011, 10:52 PM
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Well I have yet to try for Tiger Musky and this is my first attempt at tying big flies for the toothy critters but ideally it is a goal for 2011 and you have to start somewhere, So I thought I would post some picks and see what you guys think?

Just a couple for starters.....
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And these are variations of my latest trout streamers I have been playing with…...

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Day dreaming of throwing big stuff, being all I have been throwing lately are tiny midges......
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Nice looking ties!!! I would chuck those trout streamers on the South Fork of the Snake. Big brownies should love them!!
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Hokey BeJeebers! What weight rod are you throwing these dudes with? And what tippet size/leader length? These must be tough to get turn over on a cast, and even tougher to 'pluck' out of the water...

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Oh... and yes, NICE flies! =)
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I have never fished for Musky, but I'd fish those. If they swim as good as they look, you will get grabs for sure.

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Sweet Tie's. I got my first T musky last summer on some flies real similar to those. There a blast to fish for, You should do fine.

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Awesome Ties! What sizes?
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Very nice ties.

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Hokey BeJeebers! What weight rod are you throwing these dudes with? And what tippet size/leader length? These must be tough to get turn over on a cast, and even tougher to 'pluck' out of the water...

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Oh... and yes, NICE flies! =)

I can't speak for Watson, but for the trout Streamers he's tied,(figure they are about the same as many I use), your looking at a 4'-6' level Fluoro leader in the 12-14# range. I think Davo would concur.

Lifting them out of the water isn't normally problem as long as you finish your retrieve fairly close to the rod. With big streamers your not looking to achieve a real tight loop as you would fishing a dry, often times it can tend to be more of a lob cast, sometimes not real pretty.
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I can't speak for Watson, but for the trout Streamers he's tied,(figure they are about the same as many I use), your looking at a 4'-6' level Fluoro leader in the 12-14# range. I think Davo would concur.
Yes I do concur. I build my own leaders for streamer fishing. Nothing fancy is needed when fishing streamers. My length varies from 4-6 ft, It starts with 2-3ft of 25lb fluoro followed by the same length of 12-14lb fluoro.

As for casting, sometimes you end up rushing and throwing to much line for the weight and you have to lob your cast. I prefer to rocket my casts. It is easier if you are effective at shooting line as you need to strip in to about 15' to 20ft before your cast. You want that fly to hit the water hard. You want every fish with in range of my fly to hear it hit. The object is to get them to look up, see you fly and attack. Either out of hunger, fear or territorial aggression you want the fish to attack your streamer so let em know it's there!!
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Watson: Very nice work on the streamers, they look killer!

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