Rome wrote:Hodag Hunter wrote:Rome wrote:
Depth the fish are doesn't matter in fly fishing. We use all sorts of lines to get the fly where it needs to be. That time of year, the Scientific Anglers 3-5 and 3-5-7 are our main go to lines when they slide out a bit deeper.
I know nothing about fly fishing.....will that line allow lure presentation 20' plus? Cool if it does. I was always of the belief fly fishing is a surface game.
Yup, to get to those depths you need to count it down after the cast before you start stripping in line. Lines can sink close to a foot per second these days. It's amazing what big fly line technology has done the last 5-10 years.
A musky eat on a fly, and feeling that take directly from your line to your hand is quite the feeling. It's ruined me. I use the fly a lot more than conventional gear. The challenge level is sort of like hunting with a longbow. I like challenges.[/quote]
Ok, learn something everyday. Thanks.
Back to the original question. If scenery and a good time is the goal with legit shots at mid 40 inch fish and small chance of a 50, take the trip to WI.
If a 50 is the goal and scenery is a distant second don't drive past St Clair.
If scenery with a feel of the Northwoods and a legit crack at a 50, best to drive through WI and stop in MN or continue on to Canada.
Good luck to your son and his decision.