Last week we posted an article on The Blitz breaking down how to master the musky figure-8, a popular technique for triggering boat-side muskies to strike. This week, we got our hands on a video that shows just how effective the figure-8 can be.
This video from Zach Noseworthy shows the follow and strike of an enormous Ontario musky. After chasing a bucktail spinner to the boat, the musky hammers the lure on the very first turn of the figure-8. The change of direction, speed and depth that the figure-8 gives a lure can make it simply irresistible to a lurking musky. This is a technique both fly and conventional tackle musky anglers should be practicing on every cast.
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