The flies we were using were about seven inches long, mostly white. We did use a couple of black ones but white was the color of the day.@Steve Saville, what size flies was he having you throw? what color? I'm considering booking a trip with him for later this summer....always looking to learn more about these creatures.
most of the fish, yes (most, not all). You'd have to downsize your flies. Personally, my best producer is in the 8" range and super easy to cast, so it would work on an 8. But, tying, fishing and swimming those larger articulated patterns is really really fun, so I just go with my 10 wts.
I seriously doubt it and even if it would it would stress the fish so badly that it might not survive.
I have a 8/9 switch rod with a Skagit set up. What do you guys think about that?
I spey cast it8/9 switch is equivalent to 10/11 single hand, isn't it? Should be enough, but the length might be rough on your shoulder with all that casting.
Personally, I find need to actually control a fish with the rod entirely overrated. Maybe when I actually catch one, I'll change my tune...
How many musky reach the backing of your reel?