4 must-have catch and release tools for musky


Relatively inexpensive tools that every musky angler should have

By Matthew Reilly – Hatch

On a rainy December morning, I was sitting at my desk drinking my morning coffee when an excited text message came in from one of my best smallmouth clients and friends.

”Beginners luck, for sure!”

Somewhere in middle Tennessee, on their first attempt at throwing flies at musky, the guys boated a beautiful upper-30s musky on a fly. Later that day, they boated a second.

The video that came through showed two very excited anglers roping a fish to the boat, tailing it, and swinging it in the boat for a quick shot before putting it back in the river and unhooking it–very responsible behavior given the tools they had at hand. I couldn’t have been happier for them.

“You boys need a net” was still my response. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY

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