“Large flies push more water and create more vibration, which is key,” said Pat Kelly, a musky fly fishing guide with Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, whose own personal-best musky was 49.5 inches long and 28 around and weighed an estimated 44 pounds.
We specialize in warmwater flies at The Fly Fishers, so pike flies and muskie flies are right up our alley. Wisconsin has some of the greatest muskie fly fishing water on the planet and we fish a lot of it. We also fly fish the trophy northern pike water of Alaska every year. In fact, Jared here at the shop guides for trophy pike in Alaska every summer, so we are proud of our pike and musky fly fishing knowledge. Please contact us for tips and tricks for hunting pike and muskies in Wisconsin and elsewhere around the US.
The most recent version of RIO's Pike/Musky fly lines now feature RIO's ConnectCore technology. ConnectCore is a nearly zero-stretch core that will help solidify hook ups when pike and musky fly fishing. RIO Pike/Musky Fly Line has been designed for the angler who wants to maximize his fly fishing for pike or fly fishing for musky experience. It is a fly line designed with a short head and a powerful front taper to cast large wind resistant pike flies and musky flies.
There are no registered fly fishing musky guides in Pennsylvania yet, but that will likely change soon, predicted Andy Shiels, deputy director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and, as of last summer, a musky fly fisherman himself.