Thanks a lot for the tip. I should have specified...I'm looking for advice on any particular make/model of musky rod that people have thrown and liked. Most likely in the 9-11 weight range. Thanks again.
Any 8 to 10weight med fast to fast rod will work. Have caught over 100 pike and Muskie on a 20 year old Loomis IMX 8wt mega. I also fish a newer Loomis NRX 10 wt too. TFO, sage, Winston....
Any brand will work. To be honest I 'd spend more time and resources studying habitat, structure, forage, patterns over a rod. And a good depth finder for boat and a lake map. Learn to throw a shooting head. I think a good 50 to 70 lb fluoro leader works better than a wire bite tippet. I make my own.
As you know they call Muskie the " fish of a 1000 casts" with conventional gear. Now add fly gear and can see the challenge. It is addictive.
Thanks for the tips, everyone. I'll poke around for another midwestern site. I used to visit the upper midwestern flyfishing site, but it closed. Thanks again. I've been fishing these for 25 years in MN; will be switching over to 100% on the fly this year and am looking for a single-handed rod to compliment the Meiser.