Covering everything from selecting specialized tackle and flies to casting strategy, this definitive guide explores how to successfully fly fish for the elusive muskie. Fly fishermen discover how to turn frustrating follows into explosive strikes--no easy task as the infamously aggressive fish is tough to fool with any kind of gear, especially a fly rod and feathered hook. Both educational and inspiring, this handbook explores introductory and advanced techniques, the typical behavior of this violent freshwater fish, seasonal strategies, specialized tackle and fly patterns, and fly fishing basics. Exclusive interviews with top fishing guides and information on the best locations for catching muskie on the fly are also included.
Robert S. Tomes is a leading authority on fly fishing who has caught more large muskies on flies than anyone else worldwide. He lives in Chicago.