About the Author:
Few fish inspire the single-minded obsession, total dedication, and physical stamina it takes to catch the mighty muskellunge on a fly rod. Known universally as “the fish of 10,000 casts,” this giant freshwater predator grows to lengths of 50 inches and weights of 40 pounds. It is one of the toughest fish to fool on any kind of gear. Robert Tomes is uniquely qualified to write Muskie on the Fly—he has caught and released more and bigger muskies on the fly than anyone on the planet. Since the 1970s he has chased these elusive monsters across North America, from the mighty St. Lawrence River to Wisconsin`s legendary Chippewa Flowage and beyond, and all the best spots in between. His success rate with this notoriously difficult species is remarkable, especially to the many anglers who have cast with conventional gear all day long without so much as a hit or a follow. Tomes has boated hundreds of muskies on flies, including world records.