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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