Our Top 9 Best Muskie Flies
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The best flies for tantalizing big trophy musky.
We’re all about muskies. We live in the region with the best muskie fly fishing in the world and we love chasing them. Below are our best bets for muskie food.
- Ballok's Big Boy
Here’s a magnum fly for the big predators. Approaching nearly a foot long, its large deer spun head moves water with a nice flash for attracting hungry musky and pike.
- Ballok's Musky Money
The Musky Money creates big swimming movement with its combo of bucktail, articulation and flash. Its brown/tan/white color imitates all sorts of forage species big muskies feed on.
- Jared's Outlaw
Jared’s Outlaw was built by The Fly Fishers’ own Jared Ehlers – designed meticulously to create an easy casting fly with a large and effective profile. A careful selection or magnum flashabou and synthetic materials did it. Hook trophy pike, musky or even peacock bass from Wisconsin all the way to Alaska.
- Northwoods Ninja
The Northwoods Ninja from Dave Ballok is a 10 inch long fly that creates a ton of turbulence in the water to get the attention of big musky & pike. The fire tiger color is a standard for big predators.
- Merlin's Beard
This one pushes a ton of water. Natural bucktail and hackle materials provide excellent swimming movement. We love to fish the Merlin’s Beard on sinking or sink-tip fly lines.
- Devil's Tickler
The Devil’s Tickler features a single sharp 5/0 heavy fly hook to grab trophy pike and muskies. This is a must-have for your fly box.
- Muskie Killer
Its effectiveness is right in the name. This one’s a killer. The articulated Musky Killer fly is one of our favorites – with a single #5/0 head and great action.
- Muskie Mayhem
The Muskie Mayhem is a cost-conscious option coming standard with a super point #5/0 single hook to keep tough muskies on the line. This is a great caster as muskie flies go.
- Skok's Super Mushy
This is a vibrant and flashy fly for adventurous muskies. The Skok’s Super Mushy resembles a variety of baitfish. It’s designed as a saltwater fly pattern, but we’ve had lots of success with muskies and pike.