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Anybody think an 8 weight would do for Lake Tapps Muskies? 8 weight is the biggest I have and can’t afford another rod right now hahaha
If I did use an 8, what would my leader look like?I'm sure an 8 could handle most of the fish ok, but would be fairly limited in the size of flies you could comfortably throw.
It works until it doesn't, and then you've just left a big fly stuck in a fish's jaw.Interesting, what do you use as a leader, I've heard a short piece spun backing works for northerns.
I'd start with 4' of straight #25-30 mono with a bite tippet of 12-18" of #30 or #40 wire. Make sure your loop and knot at the line end is small enough to go through your tip-top smoothly. If you have a follow, you're going to want to get all of your leader (up to the wire knot) inside your guides to be able to do a figure-8 or big open circle.If I did use an 8, what would my leader look like?
Interesting comment.It works until it doesn't, and then you've just left a big fly stuck in a fish's jaw.
I waffled on heavy (#60-100) fluoro for a few years, until I lost a couple fish from bite-offs (if you do use fluoro, don't use a loop knot! A tooth in the loop will shear it like butter). I'm not convinced it works any better than wire, anyway.
ouch!!! It's bad enough fishing a 3 inch Dolly Llama, casting a 10" long one just sounds painful!It's been years since I cast a fly at a musky but I do know one thing with certainty and that's avoid tying with bunny. My buddy and I fished these long 10" double bunnies with Texas cut bunny which is about 3-4 times as wide on the hide as standard bunny strips. .
probably....until it isn't.How much wire do you really need? Is more than 6" just overkill?