Bulls and Muskie – Videos

Might be a stretch but something similar about Big Bulls and Muskie Fishing. Here are two videos from this week that grabbed my attention. While watching first video their is a quote that really does rings home. The cowboy talks about how intimidating this certain Bull is. I feel the same way when releasing muskie. The power of these beasts is not always on display like Bull riding, but that 8 second ride has too many correlations to fishing a big Muskie.

The second video is about an absolute huge Muskie that wasn’t caught on a fly, but was a least caught casting. Even casting lures all day is a ton of work. So have respect for any method of Muskie fishing that deals with casting, even though I choose to do it on a fly. Give the muskie video a watch, and just imagine that size of fish coming in on your figure 8.

Check out the two videos, you might be asking yourself why the Bull riding clip, well this summer if you follow us on Social Media you saw that I went to my first rodeo, and it will not be my last. While the rodeo in McBain, Mi was a blast I have a desire to go so see a Western Rodeo and this rancher that is working with the PBR events has me fired up. I feel like as a muskie angler I am similar to a cowboy. Again probably a stretch, but I tip my hat to the ladies and work from sun-up to sun down.

Top Water Muskie

Pic of the Day – Muskie Topwater

For those of you that know we have had an interesting learning curve when it comes to Muskie on Topwater. Have a future article in the bin that Ed and I are going to co-write going over some of the Do’s and Don’ts of Muskie on Topwater. With the help of some new foam products that we learned about on our Dorado trip, the flies (future YouTube video) we have found a fly that finally acts and hooks up the way we needed it too. Congrats to Ed McCoy for sticking with it and breaking our little curse.

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Chug….chug…. Topwater Muskie by Ed McCoy

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Muskie on the Fly

Muskie on the Fly

Starting my 7th year of guiding in the fall for Muskie and with the help of Ed McCoy we got a great image of an Muskie on the Fly. If you have an interest in booking a trip for Muskie on the Fly in Northern Michigan send me an email. Ed and I both have openings and I’m happy to get you in contact with Ed. We can handle single anglers or multiple boat trips.

Muskie on the Fly
Fly Fishing for Muskie in Northern Michigan

Pic of the Day – Clouds

The reflection on the water on this day was pretty amazing. Took a few more pictures today as the same event happened again that I will be sharing here soon. As we transition into fall something with the cloud formations intensifies . Need to learn a little more about the weather I guess to have a full understanding.

Pic of the Day – Walleye on the Fly

Walleye on the Fly
Walleye and a Mangled Fly

Mangled Fly Blog

So let the games begin again, Mangled Fly Blog is going to come alive once again. I here by promise to have more content once again on the Mangled Fly site. I am sorry for the lack of content over the past year, but the focus is back and more images, reviews, videos, and whatever creative stuff I can generate is coming back.

Thank you

Thank you to all those that kept coming back to the site and waiting for content. Again I promise over the next few months your time will not be wasted your click back will be worth it. If you have not followed us on Social Media, check Mangled Fly out on Instagram and Facebook as additional images and clips will be shared. Make sure to follow the stories section as some quick clips about the day on the river are shared there.

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AP Drake

I have been lucky enough to have Ed McCoy on my team of guides for the last 10+ years and have access to his fly box on my days I need it. Now with Montana Fly Company picking up his patterns. You too can have them in your arsenal. Make sure stop by your local fly shop and ask for Ed’s patterns this Drake season. His AP Drake will be submitted soon, with it’s new updates. But I believe Orvis still carries this amazing pattern. AP stands for All Purpose. Makes it easy just match the size.

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Pike Eats Trout

I sort of feel bad for the little trout, but the footage is amazing so thank you little trout for sacrificing yourself for this video clip. Check out the link below.

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Jumping Brown Trout Video

This short clip below has me thinking of warmer times, looking forward to the upcoming trout season. Even though right now it feels so far away. Big week this week for tying and hope to generate some good content video wise. I know we will be tying a few good foam patterns for the July / August foam hatch. Make sure to come back to links. In the mean time a little video for ya. See if you can see the brown trout hunting down the dragonfly before it jumps.

Golden Dorado Trip

Golden Dorado Trip

Had an amazing time on our Golden Dorado Adventure, if you have followed along on Facebook you saw the post I did for Hawkins Outfitters. But if you haven’t make sure to go the Golden Dorado Highlights on the Blog at Hawkins Outfitters.

Was an incredible experience and look forward to going back, if you have interest in fishing for Golden Dorado let me know. I’ll be hosting another trip in the future.

Jon Ray