Must-Have Muskie Fly Gear

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.

$130; redington.com

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.

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Affordable, durable, and ready for big still-water muskies.

2. Cabela's Atoll

$300; cabelas.com

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.

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A big stick for slinging big flies.

$85; rioproducts.com

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.

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Heavy line for chucking gnarly flies.