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Here are pictures of the flies.He uses Gamagatsu hooks and takes the barbs off. The one on the bottom in the first pic has three hooks.
He only fishes for muskies and only with flies from a modified kayak that he rigged with outriggers. He fishes in small rivers in St. Lawrence County as well as other states. Also some small lakes.
Notes he sent say he uses floating line with 3 or 4 ft. of sink tip tied to the end, but sinking lines work too. For leader he usually uses fluorocarbon tapered from 80 to 50 to 40 lb. He said these patterns tend to spin in flight so he ties a nylon swivel between the last 2 leader sections to reduce line twist. I read somewhere else about him using what he called a bite guard in front of the fly. That may have been with the 30 lb tippet. I'm not sure what he means about that. I'm guessing it is a 2 or 3 in. steel leader. I'm not sure about any other details of the line he uses such as make, weight or taper. He also said to wait a couple seconds when you get a strike and then do a strip set.
Steve...can you take a few pics of the musky flies at the banquet? I'm always looking for some new patterns. maybe I should learn to tie the old patterns first but it takes so darn long to tie one, I go past my expiration date.
Welcome to the Web site, Dan! The fly bug has bitten you hard, huh? It will be very interesting on the river this year, watching you and John J. shadow casting. I can already see your joint effort, A Strait Runs Through It, cover. Just don't peen each other in the back of the head with Clousers.
One lives on Grand Island and I have heard that he is in the process of writing a book on musky fly fishing.
The other one is a member of our Muskies Inc. Chapter 69. He lives in the Adirondack area and holds the world record 30 lb tippet record for musky. He is also well respected for his musky flies. He has donated 6 flies to the chapter which will be on the raffle table at our first banquet on April 19th.