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About SuperSix

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  • Birthday 06/01/1989


  • About Me:
    My name is Mike Lelio. I've been fly fishing and tying for about 10 years.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    False Albacore!!! as well as surfing, and keeping my ocean clean and healthy.
  • What I do for a living:
    TV and Fashion Production and camera work.

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    Belleville, New Jersey
  1. Al, are you talking about Costa Rica or Nicaragua?
  2. Hey guys, so my pain in the ass girlfriend is trying to book a trip to visit the Pacific coast of either Costa Rica or Nicaragua in the end of November to early December, which I'm told is the transition from the wet to the dry season. Naturally, I told her that where we go is going to depend on the fishing opportunities there, but I know very little about these regions. So my question is, which area would anyone recommend, bearing in mind that I want to catch fish I can target without a boat, maybe some bonefish on the flats, or roosterfish would be very exciting too. I surf as well, so that's going to be a factor all the same. Does anyone have any advice or local knowledge to lend some good recommendations on where to go?
  3. I love Rio's Intermediate lines, they're mostly all i use for my striper and albie fishing. My absolute favorite is the Outbound Short, and I've recently had a lot of success with the new Coastal Quickshooter, both of which have 30 foot clear tips and high visibility running lines ( yellow on the outbound and an awesome purple on the coastal quickshooter ) and I do own an intermediate In Touch line as well, but for some reason i just haven't enjoyed using it. It has a very rough and rigid feel to it when casting compared to the traditional outbound lines I'm used to. I'm sure it has it's advantages, but its not my personal cup of tea.
  4. some visual aides for my epic tale... (not sure why these photos are so obnoxiously large, my apologies)
  5. Well it's nothing to write home about, but I did finally catch my first striper of the season this morning fishing off a jetty just North of Asbury Park, NJ. Just 2 small schoolie size fish at high tide. But it was nice to catch some fish on a fly that I tied the night before ( 5 inch olive over white deciever ) but I certainly didn't see any bait in the water, and said water was absolutely freezing
  6. so at this moment, when the water is still rather cold, and the striped bass are staying held up in the coastal rivers and bays ( where I imagine they're pursuing the slightly warmer water temperatures in the sun heated shallows )...., does this mean that they are behaving slow and sluggishly? and therefore foraging on food sources like crabs and shrimp that don't require much effort or energy to chase, as opposed to bait fish? If so, could we be fishing mud flats with crab and shrimp patterns with any success under these conditions?
  7. So in Jersey, right now I've got a better chance in the rivers, back bays and marshes to catch some stripers of any size, rather than on the beaches? I'm going to head out tomorrow ( Tuesday ) to wet a line, and if that's the case, I have the Manasquan river, shark river, the Navesink river, Sandy Hook and Great Kills Park ( on the north side of the Raritan Bay ) to choose from. Any suggestions? High tide and outgoing?
  8. So its about that time of year again, for the spring run of stripers up the East Coast. I haven't been able to capitalize on this run for several years now, as I'm usually in Florida for it, so I'm admittedly out of the loop. So when can we expect to see stripers off the New Jersey and New York beaches? When they do appear, what bait will they be chasing and which flies will everyone be using to match? I know I can count on seeing giant schools of Bunker of course, but what about Squid or Mackerel for this time of year? I've heard about stripers chasing squid early in the spring run, but is that something that occurs far from shore, or can squid patterns be effectively used close to beaches?
  9. I have a question: every time we get to discussing leader construction and all the different knots one can use, the first thing that comes to my mind, aside from knot strength/reliability/difficulty is how do the joints in the leader (created by knots) affect the turnover of your cast all the way through the leader and to the fly? In my mind, I picture a theoretical tight loop unfolding and turning over on a perfect cast, and I can't help but imagine each knot in the system acting like a joint when what we really want is a seemless fluid line all the way to the fly. When you consider loop to loop connections ( as much as I love them ) the idea of that pivoting joint seems like it would totally undermine the clean turnover of a tight looped cast. Is this a real factor or just my imagination? and which knots do you think would be most efficient at carrying over the kinetic energy in a cast, instead of acting like a pivoting joint?
  10. Congrats! I love hearing about fish caught on the 'One last cast', thats a great story. My first fly caught albie was from my kayak, chasing them like a homicidal maniac in front of the Montauk lighthouse, trying not to get ran over by all the boats, it was risky business, but it had to happen. First shore caught albie was at the Weekapaug Breachway in Rhode Island, which is an interesting place because the water was always so clear there that it was borderline sight casting when they would come all the way back into the breachway to trap bait up against the rocks. I was practically foaming at the mouth watching them speed around back and forth right under my nose, i remember them actually being too close, where I couldn't even load the rod properly for a cast, and they were being picky too. I think its fair to say I lost a little bit of my mind at the Weekapaug breachway over the years, lol. Its one thing to get frustrated chasing them all over open water, but watching them nose your fly over and over while standing 30 feet away and above them, its infuriating. There was a moment where i broke out in tears. Worth it? even if it takes 5 years off my life from the stress, hell yes.
  11. well yes, the first thing I usually get excited about, as a surfer, is the undermining of the Army corp of engineer's beach replenishment disaster that destroys all the natural sandbars and therefore surf breaks. I hope all that sand goes back where it should be.
  12. BFD, to clarify I don't mean to sound cavalier about the situation, my heart goes out to everyone in Florida who's going to suffer real problems from the storm, I used to live there and I know how serious it can be. But yea, I was referring to conditions in New York, New Jersey & New England in general. Aside from the obvious effects we can expect from a hurricane, I guess I'm asking how it affects baitfish and gamefish behavior. I'm not sure if its the kind of thing that upsets fish and stops their normal feeding patterns for awhile, or if its more like a forest fire situation, where after all the damage it proves to be beneficial in some ways by mixing things up and maybe breathes new life into the environment in some way...?
  13. I like having a second set up with a different line, leader and fly at the ready so when you encounter sudden action, you're not wasting more time than it takes to but one rod away and take the other out. I do this by using the backpack that I'm usually wearing anyway, and I rigged up a makeshift harness using some paracord tied to the backpack. A simple loop on the bottom, for the rod butt to be inserted into, and some more cord at the top of the backpack to secure the rod higher up. I am a right-handed caster so I mount my second rot behind my left shoulder and I never have any problem casting, even with a 9 Foot 'antenna' hanging on my back. I may look pretty silly but it does work. I'll try to find a picture to post.
  14. In the wake of all this hurricane Hermine sensationalism bull$#!t, all I can help but wonder is how will our fishing be affected after it passes? will it be a long-lasting setback? does it delay fish migrations? like how does this change things both immediately and a few weeks out?
  15. That's something I've had a lot of fun doing the past few years here in Jersey. The lobster pots are usually laid in a straight line, so we'd troll small feathers on the outriggers, skirting the edges of each lobster pot buoy until we found which ones had fish under them, which we found to be a lot faster than checking each pot with a fly rod, one at a time. Then once you hook a fish, bring it in slowly while you break out the fly rod and then work the pot as long as you can, and repeat. Close to shore it's mostly just smaller chicken mahi, but they're still a lot of fun, especially when you're still in sight of land and finding them. it's also a great situation to have someone catch their first fish on a fly rod, because once you've got them fired up you really can't do anything wrong enough to not catch them.