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Husky Muskies

Postby Emerson » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:34 pm

Smoot and I went out with the best musky guide in the world...Blane Chocklett. This Yankee traveled to VA......

We fished in OK temps for the tough as can be musky. The casting is tough...throwing a 14" fly comprised of 1/2 a deer tail with a 1/4 of a chicken added in on a 400 grain sinking head powered by an 11 weight all day long. The fish are there but they eat like me...whenever they want to ;) ...but unlike me...they don't want to very often :lol:

When a fish happens to be interested...the blood really flows and if it does eat and stay hooked......the satisfaction is as good as it gets!

Here is Smoot with a world class 50" female

And here I am holding a nice 40" male


The winter musky season is finished now but it will start up again in a few months. If you are interested in a major challenge contact Blane at:
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Re: Husky Muskies

Postby AMJohnston » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:29 am

Wow Smoot. That is a fish of a life time. Please do tell us the story.

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Re: Husky Muskies

Postby tarponfan » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:01 pm

Say now fellows,

That was some nice work - especially for this time of year.

Congratulations all around.


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Re: Husky Muskies

Postby thard42 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:06 pm

A lovely pair of fish!! And by the looks of it a lovely day on the river.

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Re: Husky Muskies

Postby Keysjake » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:31 am


Blane Rocks
:D :D
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Re: Husky Muskies

Postby Todd » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:31 pm

Outstanding! Great fish, Smoot!

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Re: Husky Muskies

Postby Sharpefly » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:46 am

Great going guys. Friends of mine have been down with Blane had a great time.
Caught my first musky last Tuesday finally got some open water up here in the north.
Real thrill catching one on a fly.

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Re: Husky Muskies

Postby BlueHeron » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:47 pm

Nice work, boys!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Husky Muskies

Postby scarter » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:13 am

Thanks guys. Both fish ate on the strip-in at distance, not in the eights. Soft strikes, like pulling the fly through brush. These fish are spooky..It's 6-1/2 hours of throwing 80-90 feet with a half hour for sandwich and water. Good timing and line management make the casting easier, but 10 feet running line out of tip-top and muscling it is rewarded with lots of issues in the back and joints later! Emerson's fish fought strong-great fish. Mine was very heavy with roe and real sluggish. They are big predators, and the James is flat loaded with them. Beautiful clear clean water, lots of wildlife of all kinds, long stretches of one of our floats had almost no buildings for miles. That place is also one heck of a smallmouth bass hangout. As Emerson has said, Blane is tops, has been guiding those waters 21 years. We had a blast-it's definitely a repeater! :D :D
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Re: Husky Muskies

Postby flyinby » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:10 am

Va muskies... The east's best kept secret..Blane let you stop for lunch?


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