Photos and Story: Big Dreams, Big Fish

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 . . .

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Video: How to Catch Pike and Musky on a Fly

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 . . .

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Photo of the Day: Monster Michigan Musky

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. . .

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Essay: Learning to Embrace the Journey. . .Which Sometimes Isn’t About Fly Fishing

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 . . .

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