Tiger Muskie Fly Color

Divad

Catch & Release
If you’re not hitting vary your location and strip method before changing off black since every Muskie lake I know of in WA is clear. I haven’t fished them for a long time but my childhood friend consistently grabs one at May on a 10” black fly from Lost Creek Fly Shop.
 

Randall Clark

Huge Fly Guy
truth be told, I'm a little biased...nearly all of my fish have come on black, but I also fish black (or some variation of) nearly all of the time. I DID have one of the largest fish I've seen out there eat boat-side on a 16" pink fly....but I completely blew the hookset.
 

Randall Clark

Huge Fly Guy
by and large, I'm fishing stuff like this (although often in singles):



generally a little smaller though (that said, this is only 11"). I honestly wouldn't be surprised if color matters less than we think. Once you get confidence in a particular fly/color/size/etc., you'll tend to fish that more than anything.
 

Randall Clark

Huge Fly Guy
Cool tie @Randall Clark . Looks like an expensive fly. Gotta love the ease of tying, though; looks like you just tied in the full feathers!
Thanks. It's more an impression of bulk than actual bulk. There's a lot more to that than it looks...both to give the impression of bulk and to give it the action that I want (more of a walk the dog type action on the pause). When in the water, they look a little more like this (this is a bull trout fly I fished on Sunday):
 

Jim B

Active Member
My dad and grandfather fished for muskies in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario for decades, caught lots of monsters, and used only one type of lure...a big black bucktail spinner with a copper or tarnished brass blade.
 
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