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William Schlafer  
#1 Posted : Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:17:40 AM(UTC)
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Here's a clip of Dan Small hooking up with a large Musky on a fly rod.

And a valuable lesson right at the end of the video about having the right equipment for the job. That Musky sliced through the net like a hot knife through butter.


-Bill

“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
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big_river_bum  
#2 Posted : Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:05:23 AM(UTC)
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I've truly enjoyed all the times I've been able to hang out with and listen to dan tell stories

gotta admire that attitude

"oh well"

lol
fifly333  
#3 Posted : Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:36:11 PM(UTC)
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I like the action of the netter. I,ve got it. magic he gone!! What happen!
Pete  
#4 Posted : Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:09:49 PM(UTC)
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The only thing that would've made the video better is John Gillespie: "OH MY GOD!!! PETE PETE PETE!! GET THE FRABILL!!!"
trapper  
#5 Posted : Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:35:39 PM(UTC)
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FYI
Dan is the 25 pound test record holder
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Hoggies  
#6 Posted : Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:34:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: William Schlafer Go to Quoted Post
Here's a clip of Dan Small hooking up with a large Musky on a fly rod.

And a valuable lesson right at the end of the video about having the right equipment for the job. That Musky sliced through the net like a hot knife through butter.


-Bill



Although apparently they've since changed the bag on that model.


And on a somewhat side note, I'm planning on fishing one of the reservoirs near Rochester for bass, but it also has some sizable Pike in it who will also hit damn near anything... If I throw throw bite leader on my 6wt, am I gonna be completely hosed if I tie into a 30+ incher?
madguy30  
#7 Posted : Monday, April 1, 2019 4:57:10 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Hoggies Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: William Schlafer Go to Quoted Post
Here's a clip of Dan Small hooking up with a large Musky on a fly rod.

And a valuable lesson right at the end of the video about having the right equipment for the job. That Musky sliced through the net like a hot knife through butter.


-Bill



Although apparently they've since changed the bag on that model.


And on a somewhat side note, I'm planning on fishing one of the reservoirs near Rochester for bass, but it also has some sizable Pike in it who will also hit damn near anything... If I throw throw bite leader on my 6wt, am I gonna be completely hosed if I tie into a 30+ incher?


30 incher probably fine but one of the 35+ might be an issue.

I've managed 18 inch smallmouth on my 5 weight which imo is a tougher task than decent sized pike and came out all right although I wouldn't make that a habit either, haha.
draik11  
#8 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:11:30 PM(UTC)
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Hoggies, my buddy and fly fish for pike quite a bit. Keep in mind a 6 wt might be tough to handle if you are slinging huge flies. Casting becomes fairly difficult. Good luck out there! It's a blast!
Hoggies  
#9 Posted : Friday, April 5, 2019 1:05:41 PM(UTC)
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I haven't got the budget for huge flies or an 8 or 9 wt at this point. Most of my streamers and poppers are sizes 2-6. I'm mainly targeting bass but in that spot I've had pike smash a 1.5" twister tail on a road runner I was trying to catch crappies on (I managed to avoid getting bit off... That one was upper 20s, which was a wild ride on an 8' light action crappie rod) and a size 6 streamer (strong pull and then bit off).
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