Muskellunge are the fish of legends—top-tier predators that are notoriously challenging to catch on even conventional tackle. Back in the mid ’90s, when I first started chasing muskies with a fly, people thought I was nuts. Now, these toothy monsters . . .
Catching a big pike or musky on a fly is considered by many to be one of the best experiences you can have with a fly rod. These fish are super aggressive, and their strikes are often vicious and explosive. In this . . .
Written by: Seth Walker
Musky Dave shows off the fruits of all his labor, a 35-inch fly-caught musky.
Photos by Seth Walker
Each spring, a group of outcast fly fishermen gather in the hills of Tennessee for the annual Hardly, Strictly Musky fly-fishing tournament put on by Todd Gregory, owner of Towee Boats. It is not . . .
We’ve all heard of the classic Figure-8 technique for getting a musky or pike to commit to eating the fly right at the boat. But do you really know how to do it? In this video, Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips explains. . .
Capt. Eric Grajewski shows off a big musky taken on a fly on Lake St. Clair.
Photo courtesy Capt. Eric Grajewski
You might remember Capt. Eric Grajewski from Robert Thompson’s film “The Brothers Brown,” about the Grajewski family’s love for casting streamers on Michigan’s Au Sable River. But. . .
Chasing muskies on the fly is Bob’s latest angling obsession.
Photo by Mike Dvorak
Bob White is one of the more respected sporting artists working today, producing both fine art and great illustrations (such as those in The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide. But he is also a longtime. . .
If you’ve ever wondered why anglers obsess over muskies, this killer new video from Austin Green provides some answers. I mean, when you hear a woman compare landing her first musky to. . .
That is the satisfied smile of an angler who has achieved her goal.
Photo by Charlie Gordon
Reba Brinkman—programs director at Hunter Banks Co. in Asheville, North Carolina—worked hard on the James River to catch her first Virginia musky on the fly with Charlie Gordon of. . .
Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips
Jerry Hack shows off a 45-inch fish caught during the Orvis Muskie School.
All photos courtesy Kip Vieth
“It’s the journey, not the destination.”
Most of us have heard this saying more than a few times in our lives. Being the cynic that I am, it used to sound to me like something in one of those Successories posters you’d find . . .