Are you in the market for a new musky net? Tom Dietz Outdoors gives you the low down on the new Power Stow Nets
By: Bo Painter
Here at Virginia Musky we’re very excited to welcome Tuf-Line on board as our newest sponsor. Around here we don’t just accept sponsors because they sent us a box of t-shirts, no it’s got to be a product that we’ve tested ourselves and wouldn’t be afraid to recommend it to our loyal readers. Read More
Tuf-Line braided superlines add superior strength, sensitivity and handling to every fishing application. Our superior engineering offers a wide selection of lines to suit your needs. For the new user, there are distinct differences between Tuf-Line and traditional monofilament lines you may be used to.
We offer these tips as a guide to experiencing the best Tuf-Lines have to offer.
Choosing line by diameter, not breaking strength:
Tuf-Line offers an incredible strength and diameter advantage over monofilament lines. When choosing a Tuf-Line to replace a monofilament line, it’s usually best to choose a Tuf-Line with comparative diameter to the monofilament. This might mean replacing 12-pound monofilament with 50-pound Tuf-Line. The benefit to this approach is maintaining similar handling characteristics to what’s currently comfortable. Sure, that’s incredibly strong, and yes, your days of breaking off fish and lures may be over. The area where this is not the case is in applications like offshore fisheries, where you may use a comparative strength Tuf-Line to the monofilament you’ve previously used in order to gain substantial line capacity on your reel. Another area might be one in which Tuf-Lines diameter advantage is used to dramatically increase casting distance, as in bank or surf fishing. Read More
How to rig 10″ Red October Baits Monster Tubes and 7.5″Ninja Tubes with Through-The-Nose rigs for casting in the shallow 2-15 foot range, usually associated with weededges, rocky breaks, or other common shallow water Muskie structure. With this rig the tube will behave much like a jerkbait or glider. However, it is also slow sinking and has the ability to be worked fast or slow. It is very erratic and versatile, and by letting it sink a little before the retrieve, you have the ability to cover many different depths. Read More
Tackle review on Old School Tackle Musky rods, and let me tell you…they are bad ass! They start at $100 to $120 and they are the best musky rod I have had in my hand. Read More