ZATsol

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  1. Here is my setup on older OK Prowler 13. White box on top is battery. Whole setup is easy to put on and take off to transport. Works for me in the last 5 years. Thanks!
  2. Thank you everyone for good information! I fished in Sandy Hook last year. Not much luck, just couple of blues from kayak on the fly. It was fun! This trip I want to explore new places east of NYC. And I want to stay away from the city as far as I can. I just need to be in Manhattan on Monday morning around 8:30 am. Yes, I will travel in my car and I do have waders. Based on the timing, I think I can do one or two outings. May be on Sunday morning or evening or both. So, I think I need to stay as closer to the beach as possible. Thank you for the tip on AirBnB, Cman! I will check it out. This time in the year (late July), what kind of flies do I need? I’m not looking for particular species. I will be happy if I catch anything! Thanks again!
  3. Thank you, Crazybellringer and Nicknotsebastian! I guess I will be fishing in Long Island. I just need to figure out where to stay for couple of nights. Any suggestions for something not too expensive? Also, do I need license to fish there? Thanks!
  4. I need to be in Manhattan on Monday July 30th. So, I’m thinking to spend weekend somewhere in 2-hours’ drive from it and do beach fly fishing. I’m not familiar with the area and I’m looking for any suggestions from experience people. I did think about Montauk. But it’s almost 3 hours’ drive and all hotels want 3 nights stay minimum. But I can do only 2 nights. So, I think Connecticut shore will work better. All way to New Haven or even New London. Please PM me if you prefer. Thank you!
  5. I’m roof topping OK Prowler 13 upside down for 10+ years. It’s dark green. Never had any problems, even in full sun for 8+ hours. Disadvantage is extra time to mount everything back on (FF, seat, crate, etc.) and take it off after the trip. However, I had some hull deformation after leaving my kayak on the cart for one hot summer night.
  6. Sorry, Magoober! I did not see your post earlier. Laurenz is a good guy. We did not see any fish, but it’s other story. I did couple of DIY outings. There are some flats next to Ritz-Carlton. Go north and you will see old ship wreck. I got few small fish between hotel and wreck. Nothing big. I took local bus to get there. Any shrimp looking flies with a lot of flash should work. You can fish in front of any hotels. Just go earlier, during the day it will be crowded. I did see one fly fisherman next to “Baby Beach” on south side of the island. But you will need to rent a car to get there. Overall, not much fly fishing opportunities in Aruba. But I’s a beautiful place for family vacation. Good luck to you!
  7. Ice fishing time!
  8. Here you go: First pic shows FF ready to connect. Power cable and transducer attached permanently to FF: Second pic shows FF finder set in Scotty holder. All you need to connect power cable to the battery. Battery mounted on the top of front hatch (white box). FF set for ice fishing now. So, transducer arm will be slightly different in the summer. Third pic shows FF and battery in the tool box for transportation. I’m keeping most of my electronics in there – radio, charger, etc. Thanks!
  9. I set my FF inside clear plastic dry bag. No problem seeing thru the plastic even on bright sunny day. Power cord using 2 pin auto connector. It can be easily replaced if necessary. FF mounted on the deck using Scotty fish finder mount. Transducer cable permanently connected inside dry bag. Transducer goes into the water on right side of my kayak. So, for transportation, I disconnect battery, remove battery and FF (inside dry bag) with connected transducer. Everything goes into big tool box for storage. Kayak goes on the roof rack. It takes 5 minutes to connect / disconnect FF before / after the trip. FF cost a lot of money 6 years back. So, I wanted to protect as much as I can. This system works fine for me for years.
  10. Kaskazi Dorado II
  11. Thank you, Hook I! I just sent you PM, I hope you are not mind! Thanks again!
  12. I have 9’ 10wt Sage One which is fast rod. 10wt Rio OBS (425grn) working just fine for me. I agree that you will need to exercise your casting hand. Go to gym or something. Casting 10wt for long time could be hard work. Start doing grass casting for 10 minutes and see how you feel next day.
  13. Thank you, Stickmd! We are staying in Sirata Beach Resort. Less travel time is more time on the water. Is there any local fly fishing store close? I want to stop and pick up few local flies. Thanks again!
  14. Plans changed a little. We are staying in the resort in the middle of St. Pete beach, south of Clearwater. I can see there is Fort De Soto park. It seems to be shorter drive than Honeymoon island. Will you recommend fishing there? Or Honeymoon much better and worth longer drive? One more question about fly lines. I have tropical line on my rod. Will it work in November there? Or do I need cold water line. I have OBS freshwater as well. I’m not sure which one to load. Thanks again!
  15. Thank you for your offer, Hook I! Unfortunately, I will not be able to use it. It’s a family trip and I do not have fixed schedule. It could be one morning or two or none. So, I will have to do it DIY. But thank you anyway!