Pro Tips: Smallmouths as a Gateway to Muskies, Part II

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


The visual aspect of muskie fishing can be both exhilarating and frustrating.
Photo by Kip Vieth

The main reason I was drawn to smallmouth bass and the main reason they are still my favorite fly rod fish is that my clients and I get to see 90 percent of their eats. There is still nothing like. . .

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Photos: Realizing a Muskie Dream


Trent Jones finally feels the weight of all that expectation, cradled in his hands.
Photo by Brian Jones

My brother Brian and I were able to get out Friday to chase muskie, the fish of 10,000 casts, with my friend and Orvis-endorsed guide Matt Miles. Over the past couple winters, I have gone. . .

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