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Add A Fly Rod To Your Fall Arsenal
Add A Fly Rod To Your Fall Arsenal
When you start transitioning your gear to fall baits, heavier rods, sucker rigs and trolling gear, one thing you don’t want to leave behind is a fly rod. Interest in musky fly fishing has skyrocketed in recent years. You can go all-in and fly fish the entire day, or you can use it as a tool when you find an active fish that just won’t commit.
Luke Swanson

When most people think of fly fishing they think of western trout streams and the movie “A River Runs Through It.” In reality, fly gear will enable you to catch anything from a 10-inch trout to a 20-foot shark and everything in between. When you change your thought process to casting big flies to muskies, it introduces a whole new presentation to your approach.

For rods, I prefer a minimum of a 12-weight, but custom, two-handed rods are preferred. The Thorne Brothers Custom musky fly rod gets it done for me in fall. We designed this rod to cast 12- to 20-inch files with up to a quarter-ounce of lead to get them down deep and do it effortlessly.

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October/November 2019