Catching a muskie on a fly is one of fishing’s ultimate challenges. Here are three pieces of gear to help you get the job done.
The die-cast Behemoth 11/12 is a true tank. Best of all, it’s very affordable. The deep V large arbor winds line evenly so it won’t stack when you’re cranking on a muskie.
2. Cabela’s Atoll
The recoil guides and heavy backbone of the Atoll make it perfect for muskies. The 12-weight turns over big flies with ease, and its construction allows it to take—and dish out—a serious beating.
With a short head and power-ful front taper, this line will smoothly and effortlessly deliver the bulkiest, hairiest muskie fly you can tie without wearing you down.