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KerryWhiteApril 1st, 2010, 8:59 pm
York Pa.

Posts: 9
Greetings...I am starting 2 new adventures...Fly fishing for Muskies and Fly fishing for Browns at night.Does anyone kindly have any tips for me for either?,,,Fly patterns, advice, techniques etc. After flyfishing for 40 years,both of these are new to me so I am anxious for any help I may receave.As a school teacher I have given my life to teaching so I am certainly not opposed to learning.Teach me Oh wise ones!!! As always..Be safe and watch your backcast!!!! Whitie
Jmd123April 1st, 2010, 9:20 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2492
My advice on musky: GO BIG.

Same goes for browns at night. LARGE dry flies - like sizes 10, 8, and 6, and big streamers are the way to go. The larger fish come out under the cover of darkness and they aren't looking for size 16 midge patterns...

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
CaseyPApril 2nd, 2010, 3:29 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
advice from others who know:
don't wade anywhere at night that you haven't thoroughly explored in the day. even so, take a wading staff and a flashlight. apparently it's easy to get "turned around."

and let us know how you do. i'm trying this year not to be so scared of the dark, and some motivation is needed!

"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
KerryWhiteApril 3rd, 2010, 5:25 pm
York Pa.

Posts: 9
Thank you for your help. I guess I will be throwing 6-7" streamers amd big dries for both.Be safe!! Whitie

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