bloosfisher

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  1. A good indicator, long tippet, and mend, mend, mend. As soon as the indicator hits the water throw several hard upstream mends directly at the indicator to stall the indicator and allow the leader and flies to straighten out below it. Mend as needed to get a good drag free drift. Placing a small amount of shot or putty in several places helps, too. I generally put a small shot above the tippet connection, then one about 18" above the fly. I tie my own leaders with thinner material than extruded leaders and use an elliptical cast to smooth things out on the turnover. Thinner leader-quicker sink. Deep pools are tough to high stick, as you'll miss most of the takes, using a high floating indicator helps to see subtle movement . I must admit abandoning this for cutts, as I like exploiting them for their propensity to rise to dries. Not always the case, though. This technique worked for me in numbers of rivers in the west, I adapted it from winter steelheading. At the moment, I'd rather be fishing for stripers that would eat trout like a Ritz cracker.
  2. My wedding reception was at Farnhams. BEST clams there are.
  3. 28 years, 1/4 mile away. Out in front of the resident parking.
  4. Good story. I travel to the coast, so can't do lunchtimes, but fish all light conditions. Early in the season calls for a trip to RI with the full knowledge schoolies are all I'll get, and I'm glad for them . I got married on our favorite beach on Cape Ann and caught a schoolie 15 minutes after the ceremony. Wife was not released.
  5. Thanks!
  6. Some. You have to weed through many to find the right ones. I tie a fly that uses a bead off the rear of the hook on a mono loop for steelhead and salmon. Kind of a reversed egg sucking leech. I have found some good glass beads for heads that come in tubes. I can't think of any flies for the brine that I've used beds. A length of solder lashed on as a keel to get crabs hook up, though.....
  7. There's a product called e-z sparkle body I use to make heads over thread and protect clouser heads and color popper bodies. The craft stores have a product called Scribbles that is used on t-shirts and fabric. Comes in many colors and is just over a buck. The fly specific was six and change . It's exactly the same.The rest of the craft store inventory mentioned above, with beads thrown in, and cadging all kinds of fur and hair off hunters.
  8. I've taken some pretty good fish out of holes in the 'sqaum . Lamsons are decent reels, I'd get a 4, as I've used numbers of their higher end series on my 6-10 wts. A 4 will work for 8's thru 10's. An intermediate line is easier to learn to cast with, but a 350-400 integrated shooting head line will do you better from the boat fishing the rocks and in the deeper spots. Most fly guys target schoolies and aren't out dangling whole macs and pogies. You may want to incorporate more of the fishing you know into choices of flies than the usual small stuff that gets thrown. I've taken a 30 lb'er off Coffins with a 3" clouser, but that's a rarity. By the way, you may be one of the luckiest people on earth. I love where you live and if I won the lottery would try to buy a house near the mouth close to Wingaersheek.
  9. You might consider a Sawyer or Sawyer mini. They can be easily backflushed with a syringe in the field. I used a Katydyn Pro for many years until a glacial lake seized it up in the Sierra. I've used the mini for about 6 years now on extensive trips and it's never failed. It also helps to pre filter water through a bandana or buff when it contains heavy amounts of sediment.
  10. I leave it to the striper's preference, and what line it's attached to. I've rarely gone over 10', though.
  11. They work well on a trout stream, as they are light and can fit in most pack/vests somewhere. They are a little long for shirt pockets. My wife and I have used them backpacking also. There's extensive reviews on backpacking sites, if you wish to draw your own conclusion. I don't carry it when the water is full of algae and warm, as it doesn't do much for taste.
  12. I just took a trip to the Boston Harbor Islands and was reminded of Kay Moulton , the grand dame of Plum Island and Surfland, that just passed away. I wore flats boots that she dug out of the back room for me one late Oct. when I had left my boots back in Vt. I bought them oversize to fit my stocking foots. Worked great. She also sold me some great yellow/orange bucktails for a dollar each that worked in the Deceivers I used on this trip. The stripers wanted little else. I have little use for box stores with non-fishing employees that don't know a bucktail from a beaver. Small store=support them.
  13. http://*******.com/category/fishing-spots/shore-spots/sandwich-shore/ I found this site helpful. I 've had hassles finding legal parking on the cape in the summer. Not as easy to beat crowds and find parking without some knowledge. Hope your son finds some fish.