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Nightmare Musky Fly by Tony Sandrone

If you are a fan of the Game Changer by Blane Chocklett, you’re gonna love this bucktail game changer from Tony Sandrone he calls his Nightmare Musky Fly. This pattern uses a series of small shanks that give the pattern several points of articulation. No doubt that this concoction will attract some esox predators, but be prepared to spend some time and money on the materials. The fly has 2 hooks and 5 shanks in the mix. Be sure that you take care when you are handling this one or you’ll be the one with a new piercing.

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Nightmare Musky Fly by Tony Sandrone
Nightmare Musky Fly by Tony Sandrone

Nightmare Musky Fly pattern recipe

Shanks: 28mm Big Game Shanks or 40mm Big Game Shanks, 40lb or better bite wire for connections 1 foot
Hooks: Ahrex PR320 Predator Stinger hooks in 4/0 and 6/0
Eyes: 15mm Living Eyes from the Flymen Fishing Company
Other Materials: Dyed over White Belly Hair, Bucktail, UV Polar Chenille, Hen saddle or Neck, FrankenDUB Monster Dub and Hedron Magnum Flashabou
Coatings: Deer Creek Fine Flex UV and Diamond Fine UV
Hedron Magnum Flashabou


Charlies Musky Angel Streamer

Musky? Pike? Yes indeed! This is a massive fly and one that would be ideal for either pike or musky. I still need to find a musky on the fly, and something like that might fit the bill. Of course, you could scale this one down a bit for a lighter rod, but it’s made with Anglehair mostly, so the weight shouldn’t be too bad. 8-9 weight should do.

This is a great Musky and Northern Pike fly for both fall and spring. The Tight Lines smallmouth guides also love tying this pattern in smaller sizes for smallies