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Fly Fishing Reports => Warm Water => Topic started by: DRIFTS on December 14, 2016, 07:41:02 AM

Title: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 14, 2016, 07:41:02 AM
We finally put one in the boat!

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The fly that got'er done

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on December 14, 2016, 08:03:06 AM
Hot damn!  0:0   -0-
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Big J on December 14, 2016, 09:45:10 AM
Looks like a pretty easy fly to fling.  I've been out a few times this fall/winter, but conditions have sucked.  Can't line up a time to be on the river when it isn't 20 mph winds, bone dry, or pumping chocolate milk.  Nice musky too  /'/
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: sanjuanwormhatch on December 14, 2016, 10:14:42 AM
Hoss.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: ptfranze on December 14, 2016, 10:52:24 AM
Damn that is a nice fish!  'c; 'c;
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Jfey on December 14, 2016, 13:27:35 PM
Hell. Yes. 0:0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 14, 2016, 18:41:41 PM
https://vimeo.com/195664372

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: jwgnc on December 14, 2016, 20:52:40 PM
Chomp.  The big dog eats
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Rhody on December 15, 2016, 17:48:34 PM
great stuff drifts!
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Fishbug on December 15, 2016, 18:26:21 PM
Nice fish! What kind of rod you using - The handle looks nice --rubberized composite?


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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: driver on December 15, 2016, 21:44:02 PM
I'm just glad Phil made an appearance.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: JMiller on December 16, 2016, 07:33:58 AM
Whadda beast!!
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 17, 2016, 12:22:30 PM
No New River musky tr(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161217/44731b49d8d27854aa757b387b6ea3a5.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161217/29615e18a0b4ad81eda66276ce53e9a5.jpg)The shit i was throwing (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161217/49a7fc11d9e4112f93afd55e5f41d7d9.jpg)Where it all went down...or didn't (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161217/083499c1321443858b09992a5c82782b.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161217/1f59f5e87837fda8bca0a464248f5879.jpg)The musky dance...kinda like the rain dance (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161217/3a0bda112d0a61c1aa823e6e3c04cb4d.jpg)Woowie pull'n his time(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161217/7a0e918e266f17d19fd5801ce179f848.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161217/ddb250242f58e034446f92416b600e49.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161217/586b947d2687d53d6b40345b0ea6dc0d.jpg)Not bad brew...but I'll stick with my BLL

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Woolly Bugger on December 17, 2016, 15:31:55 PM
The biologist for the river commented on how much pressure that float has gotten over the last several years and "it ain't what is used to be"


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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 17, 2016, 17:26:05 PM
I can believe that..gonna hit the James tomorrow...wish us luck...Please!!!

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 19, 2016, 19:13:53 PM
Musky float...couple of drive bys...no luck as usual

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 19, 2016, 19:20:43 PM
https://vimeo.com/196354945

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: wildmttwalleye on December 19, 2016, 23:00:27 PM
Hells yeah. Rocky top bitches
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 22, 2016, 13:37:30 PM
https://vimeo.com/196759675

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 22, 2016, 13:37:59 PM
Quote from: DRIFTS on December 22, 2016, 13:37:30 PM
http://vimeo.com/196759675

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I hate musky

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: bmadd on December 22, 2016, 15:27:36 PM
hi garrett
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 23, 2016, 06:46:48 AM
Garrett high <-;:
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: bmadd on December 23, 2016, 10:35:41 AM
Quote from: DRIFTS on December 23, 2016, 06:46:48 AM
Garrett high <-;:


There was no doubt about that!
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 26, 2016, 09:57:57 AM
https://vimeo.com/197093067

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 26, 2016, 10:20:23 AM
https://vimeo.com/197094245

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 26, 2016, 10:32:26 AM
Water hauling https://vimeo.com/197095632

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Woolly Bugger on December 29, 2016, 12:13:34 PM
2016 – 98

Shortly after posting up my YIR I got a text from TX, "We need to get a musky in that collage.
Wanna fish w/ me tomorrow?"

Out the door at 6:30 for a 10:00 start.

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2016/12/122816-1.jpg)

We headed on down to the river

Cast and cast and cast some more, TX had two eats, and I had one follow, first for me, brought it right into to the boat, and I'm thinking, "What the fuk do I do now, oh yeah, figure 8!" Fish spooked when I turned the fly back into its face, my bad!

The day ended like this...

https://vimeo.com/197404409
watch in HD... <-;:

After casting my arm off I did some elbow stretches at the Oskar Blues before driving back down to the piedmont.

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 30, 2016, 08:00:40 AM
Hells yeah...thats the way it goes...very frustrating  0:0 /'/ 'c;
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on December 31, 2016, 17:41:38 PM
https://youtu.be/X6LXwKpsP_Q

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on January 19, 2017, 06:17:51 AM
Moving picture report https://youtu.be/C-1FVpCX5Cc

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: tomato can on January 19, 2017, 07:46:20 AM
I know some of those places!
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dee-Vo on January 19, 2017, 09:29:44 AM
Neat beard.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 19, 2017, 11:44:59 AM
only thing missing is musky :P
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: ptfranze on January 19, 2017, 12:11:31 PM
How much ice did you guys have to get through?
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on January 21, 2017, 04:56:19 AM
Quote from: ptfranze on January 19, 2017, 12:11:31 PM
How much ice did you guys have to get through?
None really, we just went around the island in the fast water that wasn't frozen. Would have been big problems if we couldn't have gone around. /'/
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on January 21, 2017, 05:08:57 AM

Quote from: DRIFTS on January 21, 2017, 04:56:19 AM
Quote from: ptfranze on January 19, 2017, 12:11:31 PM
How much ice did you guys have to get through?
None really, we just went around the island in the fast water that wasn't frozen. Would have been big problems if we couldn't have gone around. /'/

Head hunted Salmo trutta with smallest of my musky flies. Had a couple of nice drive bys and lost a pig at boat side V:;
https://youtu.be/qtIWEdVe6p0

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on February 11, 2017, 09:09:01 AM
https://youtu.be/cqiERvgGbl4

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on February 18, 2017, 07:00:55 AM
https://youtu.be/T7lnPRoDBZ8

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: ryguy on February 18, 2017, 20:42:12 PM
Nice trip.  I like the spin move.  Wish I had put a fishing trip in the weekend plans.


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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on February 26, 2017, 15:31:32 PM
https://youtu.be/C3UH-B2IyLg

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on February 26, 2017, 15:32:47 PM
Musky kicked our asses again...didn't even see ONE!!!

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on February 26, 2017, 15:34:56 PM
To hell with em
...moving on to other fishies

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: sanjuanwormhatch on February 27, 2017, 11:19:53 AM
I really like your boat btw.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on February 28, 2017, 06:17:28 AM
Quote from: sanjuanwormhatch on February 27, 2017, 11:19:53 AM
I really like your boat btw.
Thanks SJWH , seats always open, just hollar  0:0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on May 16, 2017, 06:10:35 AM
Had a blast @ Hardly strictly musky tournament!

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on May 16, 2017, 06:10:57 AM
https://youtu.be/6eMaJwHjXYc

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: tomato can on May 16, 2017, 06:36:29 AM
dag gum
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Grannyknot on May 16, 2017, 08:25:50 AM
 'c;
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: bmadd on May 16, 2017, 09:20:47 AM
Board's own the Yiman was the big winner at this year's HSM!
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: ptfranze on May 16, 2017, 10:13:27 AM
Damn Drifts, I thought you looked familiar when we passed you guys.  HSM was a hell of a time this year. 
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 16, 2017, 14:34:48 PM
Good show


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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on May 16, 2017, 15:20:28 PM
High fives!

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: JMiller on May 17, 2017, 07:25:50 AM
Yea!
Sweet video. Had a good time again.
Nice seeing some of y'all.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: JMiller on May 17, 2017, 13:57:39 PM
I dont want to bogart your thread Drifts, but figured Id add a few images here because I dont have enough for my own thread, plus they're on topic.

Didn't take a ton of photos this year, and Im not sure why because it's not like I was busy catching fish.

Me, my buddy Austin (ARonthefly) and my friend David teamed up this year. Davids got a sweet Towee with a jet, so it was pretty fun cruising around in that thing.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_4799_zpskwgu8hj2.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_4799_zpskwgu8hj2.jpg.html)

We had a few eats the first morning, right after Drifts and his boys went by us on the honey hole. Couldn't seal the deal though.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_4801_zpsirxtnioi.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_4801_zpsirxtnioi.jpg.html)

AR landed this little fella early on day 2. I had another about 33" or so get off at the net.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_4808_zpsiwbogjno.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_4808_zpsiwbogjno.jpg.html)


We did see some big fish, but they just kept swimmin'. That's musky fishing. I did win a sweet rod in the raffle, however.
Can't wait to do it again.


Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on May 17, 2017, 15:05:56 PM
Hey there JM...was a blast...party on...caint wait till next year.

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: sanjuanwormhatch on May 19, 2017, 09:23:40 AM
One of y'all need to take me musky fishing sometime. 
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on May 20, 2017, 08:26:28 AM
Throw out some dates and we'll float...that's usually all musky fishing is anyway

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on June 09, 2017, 15:13:39 PM
https://youtu.be/y08kUxFmnX4

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on June 09, 2017, 15:13:56 PM
Take 2

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on July 21, 2017, 10:58:27 AM
Ouch!

http://www.scout.com/outdoors/wired2fish/story/1792607-little-girl-recovering-from-musky-attack (http://www.scout.com/outdoors/wired2fish/story/1792607-little-girl-recovering-from-musky-attack)
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on September 06, 2017, 05:37:19 AM
https://youtu.be/MkeeS9sD4Gw

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on September 06, 2017, 05:40:16 AM
1st musky float for 2017...not much to show for efforts...but I did do battle with the largest musky the boat has ever seen

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Big J on September 06, 2017, 12:51:54 PM
Quote from: DRIFTS on September 06, 2017, 05:40:16 AM
1st musky float for 2017...not much to show for efforts...but I did do battle with the largest musky the boat has ever seen

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You get it Dave. 
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on September 11, 2017, 17:13:32 PM
https://youtu.be/Ej7oys8TKzQ

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on September 11, 2017, 17:15:00 PM
No musky hurt in this moving picture report

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on November 30, 2017, 07:15:04 AM
Quote from: DRIFTS on September 11, 2017, 17:15:00 PM
No musky hurt in this moving picture report

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As usual, no musky hurt on this musky tr...had several follows,drive bys / assaults / slashes...still no love!? Bitches!!!  0:0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on November 30, 2017, 07:15:33 AM
Quote from: DRIFTS on November 30, 2017, 07:15:04 AM
Quote from: DRIFTS on September 11, 2017, 17:15:00 PM
No musky hurt in this moving picture report

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As usual, no musky hurt on this musky tr...had several follows,drive bys / assaults / slashes...still no love!? Bitches!!!  0:0
https://youtu.be/CXnGEexjY3M

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on February 25, 2018, 05:49:55 AM
https://youtu.be/Uz1bZKp9Trc

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on February 25, 2018, 08:35:50 AM
Fabio!

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: BrookieHunter on February 25, 2018, 09:45:29 AM
Nice!! Very Nice!!
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: itieuglyflies on February 25, 2018, 11:46:21 AM
thanks for taking us along on your floats, the banjo adds a lot......and a musky too......keepum coming
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Phil on February 25, 2018, 12:00:17 PM
 bd;0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: driver on February 25, 2018, 23:23:39 PM
I was wondering if you were getting out for musky. Ive seen Matt has been killing it.

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on February 26, 2018, 06:59:39 AM
Gonna float it again this Wed. if any ya'll want in  0:0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on March 06, 2018, 21:09:25 PM
Quote from: DRIFTS on February 26, 2018, 06:59:39 AM
Gonna float it again this Wed. if any ya'll want in  0:0
https://youtu.be/xbq7dnDdNJo

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on March 06, 2018, 21:25:05 PM
Musky + unicycle ftw.  bd;0

Saw you prepping to launch/shuttle Sunday AM. Not saying where you were or where I was going.  V:;
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: troutfanatic on March 06, 2018, 22:30:12 PM
Yeah, that looked fun Dave.

0:0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: driver on March 06, 2018, 23:22:21 PM
ho-lee-fuk, Dirty Dave
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Big J on March 07, 2018, 09:27:22 AM
That was a healthy looking musky.  V:;
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: itieuglyflies on March 07, 2018, 10:50:37 AM
I am still trying to figure out how Drifts does all of this while playing the banjo?
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Phil on March 08, 2018, 14:45:49 PM
Some awesome shit there, Dave.  bd;0  bd;0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: JMiller on March 08, 2018, 22:55:23 PM
Ok, that was pretty badass.

Y'all coming back to HSM this year?
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on March 09, 2018, 07:32:43 AM
Quote from: JMiller on March 08, 2018, 22:55:23 PM
Ok, that was pretty badass.

Y'all coming back to HSM this year?
We were in the middle of planning it and found out they were all fulled up...probably next year though!
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 10, 2018, 23:16:35 PM
https://vimeo.com/259521125
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dee-Vo on March 10, 2018, 23:34:01 PM
Damn straight. Good stuff, dudes.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: NCsporksman on March 11, 2018, 00:31:28 AM
Fuckin A.... musky in a hippy hoodie

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: croaker on March 11, 2018, 04:14:56 AM
Well done gentlemen!   bd;0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on March 11, 2018, 07:44:25 AM
 0:0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Phil on March 11, 2018, 08:10:12 AM
Fuckin' A.  bd;0  /'/
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: troutfanatic on March 11, 2018, 11:22:23 AM
That was some mighty fine editing Keith.

Glad you didn't post me rowing...
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Al on March 11, 2018, 14:53:57 PM
 bd;0 'c; bd;0 'c; bd;0 'c;  I expect you will be selling your trout gear and tossing whole chickens from now on  :o
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Jfey on March 12, 2018, 09:05:08 AM
Eff u. 0:0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Big J on March 12, 2018, 13:40:31 PM
What a motley crew going down that river. Congrats on the musky.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: troutfanatic on March 12, 2018, 15:04:37 PM
Meh.

Beginner's luck.  I have caught em before by accident. One on gear many many, many years ago. Another on a bugger whilst fishing for smallmouth. Both under 2'. This is the first one I got deliberately targeting them. I only have 3 days of fishing for them  under my belt.

I had a goal to get one before I start PA school. It happened sooner than I thought, so maybe I try for an allegheny river monster this summer.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on March 14, 2018, 13:09:57 PM
https://youtu.be/AERd99rUPt8

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Stone-Man on March 14, 2018, 14:22:12 PM
 0:0 Pretty fish Brian    'c;

Drifts---   You Da Man


  JT
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Onslow on March 19, 2018, 22:06:22 PM
Dave and the janbo jammies /'/  You should audition for this band!

http://youtu.be/QhXHINK7-o4
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on March 20, 2018, 06:54:13 AM
OH MY GOD...that's bad ass! Don't think i'd make the cut though.  0:0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 26, 2018, 15:47:37 PM




2019 – 12


Troutfanatic said that he was planning of a musky trip with Drifts and there was a seat open. So I agreed to join them on a Saturday adventure.


We planned to meet at the Huddle house and ride the next two hours together meeting Drifts at the take-out on the James.


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-1.jpg)


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-2.jpg)


We were about 15 minutes early, but I told TF not to worry as the Drifts is usually early and there he was getting the boat ready as we pulled into the lot.



At the launch, I noticed that the "mechanic's" car has a check engine light on.... Jis say'in


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-3.jpg)


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-4.jpg)


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-5.jpg)


Big ass otter patrolling the bank..


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-6.jpg)


We also spotted a pair of juvenile bald eagles along the way.


Cast, strip, figure 8, repeat.


And then TF had a follow and got him chasing after the fly as he worked the rod around and around, but then it was gone. Drifts rowed us back and filled with anticipating we floated through that spot again. Boom the fish hit TF's fly!


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-8.jpg)


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-9.jpg)


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-10.jpg)


https://vimeo.com/259521125


After that we stuck TF on the sticks and continued on till the end of the day without seeing another fish.


(https://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2018/3-18/031018-12.jpg)



Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: troutfanatic on March 26, 2018, 19:53:04 PM
Whoa😬

Glad you didn't show me on them sticks.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: JMiller on November 03, 2018, 14:53:07 PM

Well it should be prime time here in the greater Cumberland River drainage to be putting fish in the boat, but to be honest it's been pretty slow, even moving fish, let alone boating one.

ARontheFly and I tried last week. Got started early, on a nice chilly morning.

(https://i.imgur.com/27I6j3l.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FUC2yrO.jpg)

Wasn't the easiest trip up river, but we were prepared.

(https://i.imgur.com/a9aRxEt.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/zdIkqAw.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/FEaWNdF.jpg)

Was lunch by the time we got where we were headed.
Some of the water looked pretty good.

(https://i.imgur.com/OlxsCvr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KaSiPT9.jpg)

Some didn't.

(https://i.imgur.com/qGQlVxG.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/YV9UbUa.jpg)

..but you've got to believe.
(https://i.imgur.com/0trd2G6.jpg)

And eventually, good things will happen.

(https://i.imgur.com/e9FFtWs.jpg)

Mahalo.





Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Big J on November 03, 2018, 15:05:01 PM
You all earned that musky.  d:b
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: JMiller on November 03, 2018, 15:23:44 PM
Yeah just look at that monster too!

Haha. Did feel good though.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on November 03, 2018, 15:33:41 PM
Goal!

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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: driver on November 03, 2018, 22:21:37 PM
Ouch on that prop. #jetdrive
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: itieuglyflies on November 03, 2018, 23:39:52 PM
Chainsaw +Fortune Cookie= Musky.......secret to success. Good going.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: BRFFF on November 04, 2018, 05:11:43 AM
Sweet, great TR! Thanks for bringing us along!


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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: wildmttwalleye on November 04, 2018, 08:35:31 AM
That prop makes me shiver.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on November 06, 2018, 08:00:21 AM
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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on December 08, 2018, 20:15:03 PM


Musky float. Cold. Water level was good. Too clear? Sun to start, clouds at close.
Only saw one other bote. Jet with gear chuckers. They got one.

New guy. (None of you usual suspects would get off your asses.  :laugh:)
We did this. Pound the banks. A lot.

(https://i.imgur.com/2lOKYsN.jpg)

Stripped. A lot.

(https://i.imgur.com/7Ij5KK1.jpg)

I drank. A few.

(https://i.imgur.com/MAVdXSU.jpg)

We(He) got cold, and new guy had to use an island to walk some blood back into his feet.

(https://i.imgur.com/AwrZCPJ.jpg)

We saw bald eagles, hawks, woodpeckers, other birds. No Muskies. Liking the new oar shafts even more.
Bote adjustments were good. Skunkage was not.
Bote is in the barn. Sand bags are in the bed of the truck. Bird feeders are full. Load of wood at the back door.
Redneck Christmas lights are up out back. Wine glass is full. Sweetie is making a hearty dinner. All good.

0:0



Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: itieuglyflies on December 08, 2018, 20:51:50 PM
At least you got out......and home safely. Glad the bote is working out.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: BRFFF on December 08, 2018, 22:01:05 PM
 Nice to see the boat on the water! Sorry (not) I couldn't make it but a man has to set his priorities!


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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: ryguy on December 10, 2018, 08:06:42 AM
Nice!  How do you like the cat?


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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on December 10, 2018, 11:05:20 AM
Quote from: ryguy on December 10, 2018, 08:06:42 AM
Nice!  How do you like the cat?



No more adjustments. All good. Not the lightest or most nimble craft. Bull in a china shop nimble.
Very stable fishing platform, though. You can stand anywhere on it's 5 ft. width and it's stable.
Needs much more fish slime for mojo.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Onslow on December 10, 2018, 12:02:27 PM
I'd be overnighting on that in the middle of the river. 
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Big J on December 10, 2018, 15:33:36 PM
Get stuck on any rocks?
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on December 10, 2018, 17:02:02 PM
Quote from: Big J on December 10, 2018, 15:33:36 PM
Get stuck on any rocks?


No.
Jerk.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: ryguy on January 19, 2019, 12:00:50 PM
9,000 casts remain in my attempt at catching the fish of 10,000 casts.  Left Richmond around 7:30 and headed west to meet my dad in the Valley.  Snow the night before left some nice scenery on the drive up.
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Having never tried to catch a Musky, we knew our chances were slim to none.  But, yesterday was a nice January day and what better way to spend it than floating on the Shenandoah?  My dad wanted to row, so I remained up front trying to keep flies in the water.

Despite no follows, fish sightings or strikes, it was still a great time.  The hope of a large predatory fish following or striking the fly was enough to make it worthwhile.  We explored some new water, and will certainly be back if water levels and weather cooperate.

Just a few photos...
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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: BRFFF on January 19, 2019, 12:07:56 PM
I've had follows and been in boats that caught fish but not one hookup yet — one day!


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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on January 19, 2019, 16:28:15 PM
You got an A for effort. With Dad? A+.

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Title: Musky Chronicles
Post by: ryguy on January 19, 2019, 17:25:38 PM
Haha thanks!  He took a few casts but he has become very interested in Switch and Spey casting.  He takes a trip to Canada for Atlantic Salmon most years, and that�s the way most folks fish up there.

I�m hoping to pick up on the Spey cast, just finished a 12� rod for a 4 weight line..


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Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: ARontheFly on February 10, 2019, 22:30:13 PM
Weather was great last weekend but no eats, just a few lazy follows for J Miller and I.

The rivers blew out from rains during the middle of this week but then back down to fishable levels by this morning. So J Miller and I hit the water again.

Some 3 am go juice. 

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Wasn’t taking pictures today, temps reported low-mid 40’s. The coldest mid 40’s day I can ever remember fishing... rain, wind, zero sun. My kinda weather, but a few breaks in the rain would’ve been nice.

After too many months of not touching a musk... a fish appears, solid follow, then ran out of room to strip and went into figure 8. Fish disappears into the depths below the boat, Hail Mary mode- I lay out a wide figure 8, fly disappears into the depths and I can only hope. Then just as the fly comes back in to view; musky slam!

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J Miller on the net work, we were motivated as this was early in the day but weather got progressively nasty and no more fish sited.

Can’t wait to make the next cast.
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dougfish on February 11, 2019, 07:30:33 AM
A lousy weather score has to be the best.  0:0
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: Dee-Vo on February 11, 2019, 10:49:12 AM
Good work. Persistence!
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: ryguy on February 11, 2019, 14:27:40 PM
Nice work!
Title: Re: Musky Chronicles
Post by: DRIFTS on February 21, 2019, 07:41:24 AM
Nice...I gotta get out there!