Chris Willen – Double Nickel

photo by Steve Dally

photo by Steve Dally

Chris Willen has been musky fishing for well over a decade, from the freestone rivers of the Upper Midwest to the limestone rivers of the Cumberland plateau and most places in between. One of the things he has enjoyed the most is to share the sport of fishing with others. With that, he began Chris Willen Guide Service. If you want to do some musky fishing, give this guy a call!

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All musky in the photos were caught on the Double Nickel fly. Standard reverse tied Bucktail with a feather/flash tail. The head is the large sea eyes. They’re aluminum barbell eyes that I stack the deer hair around. Killer “bob and weave” action that the musky can’t resist. Two 5/0 hooks joined with 50 pound tiger leader. Works well in rivers and lakes. Fished on a sinking line is best. Usually Scientific Anglers 450 gran wet tip express. I used to fish 80 pound flouro but grew tied of bite offs. Now I strictly fish them on 40 pound 7×7 coated surfstrand in the camo color.

photo by Brian Porter

photo by Brian Porter

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photo by Brian Porter

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photo by Brian Porter

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  1. jefff

    Great looking fly. Are the eyes tied above or below the hook shank?

  2. The eyes are tied in on the bottom of the shank.