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Up your muskie game with a first-of-its-kind lure build - The Convertible Baitcast Fly! This marvel from the tying bench is weighted for the baitcast rod and uses a wide array of soft materials for that streamer fly look common to the fly fishing world.

Our unique Choice Snagless Bucktail contruction is modified with additional elements for elite performance as a stand-alone baitcast fly. We have added buoyancy using foam float over a keel-weighted construction. This allows the bait to coast through the water, right-side up, then slowly sink on the pause. The foam is packed with two glass rattles for extra noise attraction. These elements of hardware are then protected with a tough mesh sheathing for great durability and background blend for the soft materials to be tied around. The lure profile is created using four build points for volumes of soft materials to be tied onto.

Back to the weedless construction, you can honestly have the confidence to work these lures into ANY COVER! Hook guards shield the rear treble until a fish bites down, allowing this lure to stealthily weave through obstacles unlike any other. These slow sinking models are ideal for working through submergent vegetation, log jams, bullrushes and timber bays. Starting in 2022, all flies also include a front rigging point for attaching a front hook and/or weight add-ons along the belly of the bait. 

Easily convert your fly into a bucktail with a custom add-on bucktail blade set (awesome for large presentation and trolling applications). Turn it into a buzz bait with a delta surface or chopper prop combo attachment (a favorite with the Jr. size). Achieve depth in current or boat motion with the shallow diving lip add-on (great for dead-sticking!). Also try the chatter-style jig dancer add-on or make your fly float with an add-on float pack. Visit the FLY ADD-ONS section for all these goodies.

Fish tend to bite on the pause when working a jerk and pause method and know that if you feel any resistance, it is likely a strike so stick 'em! The lures are soft to the bite and fish do not use the reflex to spit them out right away. It really is a super versatile muskie lure to have in your arsenal and you will find that these are highly effective for every month of open water fishing season - in springtime shallows, summertime emergent weeds, working river banks, and most importantly enticing slow moving late-season fish.

Premium tied fly pricing is based on build time and cost of materials used. 

-Now available in two sizes-

10" Standard 2 Oz. Slow Sinking, uses 7/0 rear treble

8" Junior 1.5 Oz. Slow Sinking, uses 4/0 rear treble


Weedless hooks for the front rigging point are NOW INCLUDED in the price of the fly. The Mustad 35647 Wide Gap Treble is the hook we prefer, 3/0 for Standard Size and 2/0 for Junior. Also see the FLY ADD-ONS section for weight add-ons to adjust your sink rate.



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