Posts Tagged ‘Musky’

Tie Fighter

Tie Fighter

EL Chupacabra Tutorial

EL Chupacabra Tutorial

    Highly influenced by Brad Bohen’s Hang Time and fortified with Clear Cure Goo El Chupacabra is a staple in my Esox arsenal. After years of fishing and tweaking it’s a great confidence pattern that can be tied in a just about any color scheme you can imagine. But don’t think of El Chupacabra […]


Rule Breakers

Rule Breakers

The easiest rule to learn about muskies is:  they don’t care about the rules.   There are definitely “rules” you can follow to increase the odds of getting a muskie to eat.  And there are a lot of them.  Muskie fisherman are perhaps the most guilty of over analyzing when a fish will eat.  Moonrise, moonset, […]


Sasquatch

Sasquatch

Some years back I joined a fly swap on the Drake and it threw me a bit of a curve ball. Unlike local fly swaps these were going around the word and to several people across the country. So I set out to develop a highly versatile pattern that could be fished anywhere, anytime for […]


Ghetto Love

Ghetto Love

Ghetto Love So what do you say to someone that has just cast into a pod of carp, lets it sink, gets three strips in and the rod doubles over? “Thats not a musky you just ass hooked a oversized goldfish”. What do you say when you get done photographing and releasing the ass hooked […]


The Promised Land

The Promised Land

The Promised Land First off I’d like to apologize to the dozen people that probably read my blog for being such a slacker as of late. Or maybe as of the last couple months is more suitable? I find it hard to spend time indoors during the summer let alone at a computer and away […]


Tiger Boy Meets Musky Man

Tiger Boy Meets Musky Man

Tiger Boy Meets Musky Man December 2008 I opened a hot off the presses Hatches Magazine, there staring me in the face was something like nothing that I’d ever seen before… Brad Bohen’s HANG TIME! That day  my approach for fishing and tying streamers for predatory fish changed drastically. My eyes were opened to “engineering and […]


Skirt Flies

Skirt Flies

Skirt Flies This winter I started incorporating bass skirts into some of my streamer patterns. At the time I couldn’t think of a reason why they wouldn’t work out and fish well but you never know. After a long rough spring and plenty of R & D summer is upon us and skirt flies have […]


Ghetto Trampin’

Ghetto Trampin’

Ghetto Trampin’ Once again I’ve been too busy fishing, tying, working and living life so I’ve been slacking on the blog. I’ve been back from Wisco for over a week now and have been chasing a few trout around and enjoying a wet wade or two… My time in Wisco was nothing short of amazing […]


The Release…

The Release…

The Release… Recently I’ve really been taking that extra few moments to appreciate the fish I catch and enjoy the release. It always makes me smile to see a picture of a angler thats looking down at the fish in admiration instead cheesing out to the camera. I promised myself this year was that I […]


Fish Porn Friday!

Fish Porn Friday!

Fish Porn Friday! Though I’ve kept things moving along with the fly porn I’ve really dropped the ball with the fish porn recently. Here are a couple from this year on the Tiger Musky Trail for you guys to check out. June looks like it should be a solid month chasing Essox for me… I’m […]


Ghetto Tramp

Ghetto Tramp

Ghetto Tramp Ghetto Tramps conception came to be one fateful snowy cold day in January on a trip to Cabelas. The reason for the trip was to pilfer the gear section of hooks and a few other odds and ends. Clint, Matt and I split up and shopped around for a little bit. After a […]


Mid Winter R & D Pays Off!

Mid Winter R & D Pays Off!

Mid Winter R & D Pays Off! A good portion of my time on the water is spent testing and fishing patterns I’ve been working on… What I’m working on at the vice more often than not dictates where I fish and what I throw.  To me there is no reason for me to say […]


More Topwater Prototypes

More Topwater Prototypes

More Topwater Prototypes The first round swam well but need some definite tweaking… I got a eat so I can’t be all that far off!  There is no way to really know what a newly created pattern will do without truly fishing it. If I even get close to what I was going for I’m […]


Fly Tying Freakshow

Fly Tying Freakshow

Fly Tying Freakshow Published in The Drake Recently my good friend Corey Kruitbosch was kind enough to spend a little time with me and a few of my flies. The intention was to shoot a few of Rainy’s Fly submissions before I had to send them off… Little did I know the creative juices would flow […]