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  1. Looking for a 10wt outfit and drawing the budget line at $600. Looking for rod, reel, and possibly extra spool(s) and lines (not tropical) Will be using this rod primarily to target big stripers to compliment the 8wt. Also anticipate some action with albies so reel must be worthy. Let me know if you have a rig you'd be interested in selling. I will consider buying outfit in pieces, so if you have just rod or reel feel free to share.
  2. I’ve had a pretty bad relationship with most rio lines but I haven’t had any issues with the OBS. I fish an 8wt for stripers and my set up is airflo intermediate running line with OBS heads in intermediate, S3, and S6. I had a rio running line before the airflo and I would definitely not recommend it. Was fine for a little while but soon the coating started to crumble like most rio lines in my experience and tangled at least 9 out of 10 casts. The airflo has been reliable and durable through a full season of heavy fishing. As far as heads go, I tend to fish the s6 most of the time. I like to fish big flies and deeper water generally and this year will be adding a t11 and t14 head to to the quiver to get really deep. Anyways, I like the OBS heads. Airflo heads are probably great as well but never tried em. Just spare your self the frustration and avoid the rio shooting line! Good luck
  3. These are great thanks for the inspiration!
  4. These are great thanks for the inspiration!
  5. I’ve had luck reviving squished hollows/beasts over the tea kettle. Steam opens them back up and fills the kitchen with a nice aroma
  6. Sweet snake/eel flies and squid. I've never fished either type of pattern but I'll have to give em a try this season!
  7. Good to see some big bait out there! That barracuda fly is wicked cool. Here are a couple tied on 3/0 behind a 40mm big game shank. The season is coming!!!
  8. The talk about incorporating rattles into streamers on another thread has me thinking- The variety of innovative tying materials is pretty incredible. You can buy rattles, formed plastic and foam parts, rubber wiggle tails (pike flies), sculpin helmets, holographic flash, synthetic fibers, and so much more. We all love to catch fish and some of these materials and components are deadly, but... Do you think they blur the gap between flies and lures? Where do you draw the line with these artificial materials? Why?
  9. Yes.
  10. That would be awesome, I'll work on the post count. I'll definitely look into the fishing sticker, thanks for the tip
  11. Hit the Bear's Den show and was blown away, never seen a fly shop like that before. Spent $100+ on bucktails alone... Met lots of people including Rich Murphy who very generously gifted me a copy of his book. Thanks again Rich! Awesome to see so much fishy energy at the show and get the low down on the area. Psyched for the spring!
  12. Awesome, Bear's Den looks like the motherlode... Thanks for the tip on the show, I think I'll make it down there this weekend!
  13. Thanks for the report! I'll make sure to check it out
  14. I guess I've got some work to do for PM privileges... one post closer!
  15. Wow, thank you all for the info and advice! I'll definitely be looking into the Plum Island meetings as well as the recommended books. Appreciate the warnings about canoe safety. Sounds like there is some potential though, hope to find some fun tame water to paddle and fish with the girlfriend. Does Capefish have a decent selection of tying materials? Whats the best shop in north shore or Boston area (or beyond) to shop for tying materials? Especially good quality bucktails and long streamer saddles.