Long Flies and Muskies
I am currently working on volume 3 in the Fly Fishing book series. This volume is entitled, Long Flies. By long flies I mean bucktails, streamers, strip flies, collared flies, buggers, muddlers and divers, tube flies, film flies like poppers and sliders, techno flies, and others. Their developmental history is not only fascinating but highly instructive in both fly design and angling tactics. Long flies are not just for trout. They’re for practically everything that swims, including muskies and bass. Here in Wisconsin, walleyes and muskies are king; bass and trout come in a distant second. So when the trout are in the midst of August doldrums or the rivers are blown out from all the rain we’ve been having this summer, there’s always the “other” fish that can be pursued with the fly rod. And they’re great fun, too.
Terry Cummings sent me some great photos of muskies and bass on the fly rod. You can be certain that he didn’t take them on a size 14 Parachute Adams. No, there are long fly fish.