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December 19, 2009

– Muskie Fishing in northern Maine has taken off in a BIG way. In recent years toothy monsters upwards of 40 inches have become commonplace on the Saint John River and it’s tributaries, creating what is shaping up to be a world class muskie fishery right in my backyard.

While trout and salmon have always been (and will always be) my passion, catching a muskie on a fly rod has become of goal of mine in recent years. What started as a mild interest has quickly grown into a full blown obsession, and by the time the ice clears and fishing season comes around, I should be more than ready to unleash hell on my unsuspecting victims (before releasing them safely).

Stage one, assembling an army.

As I mull over different fly rod brands and do the dance between single and two handed options, my army of flies has started to assemble. And who better to help me kick off the collection than Simon Graham of Pike Fly Fishing articles? Below you will find a be-a-utiful assortment of fly candy tied specifically for Maine muskie by the man himself. I can’t thank Simon enough for the great selection of meaty flies to kick off my collection. This is going to be a looooonnnng winter.

Like what you see? Head on over to to see Simon’s complete collection, and to order your own!

Tight Lines,


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  1. December 19, 2009 1:55 pm

    Glad you like em Ben……They should bag a couple of musky mate. I tell you though mate once you catch & release one you’ll be completely hooked,& there won’t be any turning back.From what Ive been told they are a fish of a thousand casts….so don’t get despondent when they seem a little weary.

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