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Discussion in 'Fish on the Fly' started by undertaker, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Headed north in a couple weeks, planning to try to use some Musky fly's i tied.
    What line can i use that wpnt break the bank but i will be able to land a Musky with? Any help will be appreciated
     
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  2. What rod are you using? My 2 cents is don't skimp on an econo WF floating line, this game is hard enough as it is. You'll want a short heavy head that sinks. RIOs musky line (6ips sink) is a nice all around line. SA sonar sink 3/5/7 is my choice because I mainly fish lakes and can get my fly down to 20ft if the situation calls for it. $80-90 MSRP gets you the right tool for the job assuming you have a rod that can throw it.

    Now if you are just looking to give it a try for a bit, a floating line can get it done at the right time of year/ situation but is not ideal. A short heavy head is crucial for casting bigger flies, you'll have less fatigue from blind casting all day.
     
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  3. ejsell

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    Sierra Trading Post had 7wt SA Sonar for $29, I think, on Friday. They are seconds.

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    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  4. I got a Cabelas Wind River 8 w
    With a WR3 reel
     
  5. Maybe just try looping some sink tip to the end of whatever line you have for a quick and cheap solution or find a deal like what ejsell mentioned. An 8 weight is pretty light for musky, if you end up getting into it you will eventually want a heavier setup.
     
  6. Ipack

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    I don't believe the wind river rod series is a fast enough rod for the task . I mean it'll work but big fly's with a heavy line on a medium-ish action rod wont be very efficient . Keep you false casting to a min. work about 40ft of line and shoot the rest . Now fighting a muskie on that well ......it'll be fun for a good while .
     
  7. Thanks for the info an advice, i will try to get it on the go pro
     
  8. ejsell

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    STP has those lines for $21 now. Just ordered one for myself.
     
  9. ejsell

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    Sierra Trading Post
     
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