Published Mar 27. 2023 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Jun 14. 2023

Fly Fishing for a True River Monster!

I Caught My First Musky On The Fly!
I’m not going to lie I bought my 10 wt musky fly rod well over a year ago. I’ve tried multiple times to catch one on the fly and came up empty handed. It’s not that I don’t know how to catch them… the fish has been an obsession of mine and on and off since I was in high School.. but catching one on the fly is bordering on stupidity. The fish are difficult enough to catch on conventional gear, without added difficulty of fly fishing. But when I got a text from my buddy Nate asking if I wanted to float a section of river with him and Beau from natives fly shop, I was all for it.

After several hours of fly fishing I finally found what I had been looking for... the fish of 10,000 casts! We celebrated as soon as the fish hit the net. It's a memory I won't soon forget. We netted a total of 3 muskies on the day!

That’s how musky fishing is. Hours and hours of nothing, filled with a few moments of chaos that will make it seem like all of the casts were worth it. Beau did have a chance at one musky on the day but lost the fish after a brief fight. So that’s the story of my first ever musky on the fly. I’ll probably be making more of these videos in the future because after my float with Nate and Beau has reignited my passion for the fish of 10,000 casts. If you liked the video, let me know in the comments below! And as always, thanks for watching.

Martin Joergensen

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