Granny Restarts Her Musky Quest

by | Jul 6, 2023 | fly fishing for musky

flyfishingLast summer Granny worked hard to get our fixer-upper house here in Hayward, Wisconsin completely finished.  This meant missing out on lots of fishing.  It’s been great to get her out on the water almost every week this season between her work days.  She has been enjoying it so much that today it was her that dragged me out of bed at 4:50 AM.  The coffee was already made.


Granny-CurrierOne fish she’s determined to catch is a muskellunge.  Granny has a handful of days on the water trying for one over the years but with no luck.  Since her shoulder surgery fall 2019 she has struggled to toss a big fly rod (necessary for muskies) for more than 30 minutes at a time without nagging pain making her musky plans a distant thought.  But she’s spent time building back her strength and this year, specifically her casting endurance by practicing throwing my 9-weight Winston Salt Air regularly.  Today she gave a 100% effort on a lake recommended to us by a friend.


fly-fishingGranny showed her new durability.  She tossed the big stick at least several hours solid but her musky quest wasn’t answered today.  It was a beautiful little lake and the fish were there.  We witnessed some musky “gear” pros catch a couple.  But not for us.  The good news however, Granny’s pitching shoulder feels good tonight.


muskellungeAs for me, I made my share of musky casts as well while Granny enjoyed a Leinenkugel in the bow of the boat.  I got musky skunked too but managed some mini largemouth and a perch.  Granny will take tomorrow off but I’m headed out bright and early with Bob tomorrow – stay tuned.


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!