Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fly Box Hero - Bill Musky Modica

I know it's not Fly Fishing, but....

A few years ago I started interacting on a website dedicated to bluegills....BIG BLUEGILLS! After a few weeks I ran across Bill Musky Modica on the site and started interacting with him. Bill had a great spoon technique he was introducing to the group. I read about how he rigged his gear and ran to the store to pick up some spoons and swivels. Meeting Mod flat out changed the way I spin fish.

Bill's technique and rig are highlighted in the May issue of In-Fisherman. The article is titled "Spooning Bluegills on the Long Cast." You have to read Bill's article because the technique applies to everything that swims. I personally have caught bluegills, perch, bass, walleye, catfish, pike, carp, mooneye, drum, shad and crappie using Mod's technique.

Every once in a while someone comes along and revolutionizes a method or pattern. In my book Bill Modica has been added to the Bob Clousers and Kelly Galloup's of the world.

If I spin fish I have a Blue Fox Rattlin Flash Spoon or a Swede on my line - Thanks again Bill!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Doug, I realized many years ago that this technique would one day become a game changer in the world of bluegill fishing. For more than a decade, this method had only been shared with a small circle of my closest fishing partners.

    After a dozen years of research and refining of the system, I decided to share it online to a chosen few (Doug Rorer) in order to test its ability to catch fish outside of this circle.

    Anglers that followed the rigging and presentation to the letter had outstanding success rates.....this ruled out the (dumb luck) factor. The growing interest of spoon fishing, and the proven success of this horizontal spoon presentation sparked the motivation, and gave me the incentive to reveal it to the fishing world.

    If you've ever subscribed to any national fishing publication, it isn't long before your reading last years article with just a new twist....a re-hash of previously absorbed knowledge. Rarely, or should I say not very often, a hidden door is found.

    Thanks Doug,

    Bill "Musky" Modica