Riley...thanks for the offer. Do you drink "Old Milwaukee"? I saw a case of Light on line for $11.49 for a case of 30 (ha!). Actually, I'm a craft beer drinker myself preferring reds, ambers, porters and ales. Stouts are good too.
Anyway, back to business. We were originally planning on being there the week of the 28th, which would be OK when you're there but now it looks like she wants to go next week (21st) which would put us crossing paths but not meeting up. If the dates are good, I'll let you know for sure. It sounds like a good offer.
If we plan on something later in the year, I'd like to take you up on that offer. keep in touch.
Riley...oops, didn't catch that August date. Sorry 'bout that. We'll be there in July for sure. August could be in the plans & I'll keep you in mind. Last week I talked with Mike Small, a musky fisherman from what looks like the Long Lake area. I see a trip starting to form. Thanks
Riley...Mike called me last week & we had a good chat, mostly he chatted & I listened! What a wealth of info. I saw a few articles about him in some of the local ADK newspapers. He has quite the reputation for catching muskies (out of his 'yak!).
Small world with him. Mike's cousin works at Moog and I know him very well. Worked a few projects together. He'd always bring me turkey feathers for my fly tying & we'd always chat fishing & hunting when we would run into each other. It beat the he77 out of work!!
I got a bunch of tips & suggestions from Mike that I've already incorporated in my setup. Dan Scheda & I are doing the Cass again tomorrow. Every week I feel like I get a little more finely tuned. Bottom line, though...no muskies yet.
Hey, if you're free Wed, come on down to Cassadaga with your boat & we can fish two boats & talk to each other on the areas we're fishing. I'll be taking mine. We get some new haunts everytime we go out & can show you where they are.
John, I thought you and Mike would hit it of good. Mike is a hell of a nice guy and very passionate about fly fishing for muskies.
Good luck at the Cass!!
Riley...I know what you mean about getting a river fish. My heart is really there, too, but what I'm doing now is "honing the knife." Gotta be patient. The Cass is nice because, weather-wise & lake-wise, it's consistent. Even with tomorrow's predicted winds, it'll still be good. Once I get one from there, it's on to the river (or maybe sooner)!
I'll PM you on an internship or a co-op. they do have them year round.
Steve...I owe mike some pics of my ties. I even tied some muskie flies as tube flies. he's not that familiar with tubes so I'll give you one of them for him at our next meeting. I have no idea how they'll work but it'll be in the next report.
I've tied & used tube flies on steelies before but never even saw one tied for muskies. It should and could be very interesting.