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  1. No problem It’s a great lot for the right guy should be gone soon. Good luck with the sale mag
  2. New family member and work push me to find the hrs to fly cast at night .I did better in the early 2000s fishing at dark for 6 seasons exclusively on plugs for the first two, thinking cover water was the best option to find fish, change to the fly after I learn that finding the the bait, structure and what presentation the fish likes best give me the best results. Two years after Sandy Storm, I went back to it because of the current topic, this time with much “free” time so is the consistency, same spots, worst numbers in quality fish but also quantity. My logs and media comments helps tremendously to kind of predict where not to go. Im fishing exclusively on the fly, it’s much peaceful in summer, specially near the city, nothing remote from Google maps, just the same popular spots everyone share at day time, lot of work for so many hrs to most of the time bring some poor footage of underwear bait life if any, mosquito bites and few lazy notes to mark the skunks only as a reference, don’t care about fish less nights anymore, seems after a while, you always value more the hunt than the catch, don’t get me wrong, skunks in the cold or bad weather they are heavier that the day time ones, but boy, how much more intense the motivation and rich the experiences can be even after 90 nights without a tap and you finally hunt that resident keeper fish the way you want. Sad to read some, but it’s a great topic to gather info and see other’s points of view. - My theories If it’s not the commercial and sport fishing pressure, it’s the temperatures, polluted and to me most important factor, the oxygen water levels, this factors in water effect more the summer popular areas along the NE coast, we see bait in greater numbers, probably because it can tolerate the last few factors “better” than the game fish. If we only can honestly post consistently night reports, it will definitely be very interesting to see the full picture at the end of the season, because if we can be constant, logs will show a greater picture once you put all the factors together, for example, it’s amazing how much different a heavy boats traffic areas on weekends compared to weekdays, kills the bite, it can really be a huge factor fishing before sun up or, just after sun down when target the weakfish in the back. The migratory patterns fish that it’s taking the seasonal ocean currents probably are not in the same optimal conditions as in the pass for the short number of quality migratory fish out there, I believe they currently are drifting in different routes, not a clue here guys, as you see, I’m a total ignorant in the migratory or environmental fields, but Im thinking this bigger fish it’s probably moving farther and deeper east in more colder, clean and better oxygenated water, something similar it’s happening in the Straight of Gibraltar with the Tuna migratory patterns and this patterns are first reported since the Phoenicians times. Tuna still it’s there but can’t tolerate the low oxygen levels as well the bait fish bait move because of the poor oxygen levels in water, Tuna numbers are good, the pounds per Tuna it’s what the comercial fishery’s are concerned about. We still have a good amount of live present in the usual “local” spots along the NE coast, bait fish it’s all over but not the usual and short number of predators are on them at day time, if you can be consistent at night, I encourage you to do it, probably best time to start it’s the summer months, plenty spots to fish the NJ shore under the beach homes porch lights. best mag check this one from the bay please
  3. Fly fishing it’s such a primitive concept that it’s even disrespectful to the founders the way we are splitting the same game based on the blank lengths, it’s been already proof both tools work, and with worst technology and even less smart phones to be able to share more and better the hard field work those guys build the sport foundation, knowing the maths behind the SH or Switch/TH it’s the hardest part, that’s probably why same topics appear over and over, once you pass that, both tools levers by applying the right casting angles in the right hands with the right technique will help to do effortlessly and very efficiently so many different fly presentation and thrive over any conditions once you know the bait, structure and best presentation. We must also know, the game it’s not going to be any easier if ….you need to work 40hrs a week, if you can not prioritize fishing over family and you are typing more than only P R A C T I C E. best mag
  4. Hi Surfrat59 If it works for you to split the sale. No need here for the flies, line, the spare spool or any backing. Only because I’m looking for another XXT rod and the rod manufacturer it’s not in business and I own same reel also in silver with some issues, respectfully I offer $120 shipped to 08753 on both. Thank you
  5. Thank you to the ASWF members, awesome group of people there. Great, send address please Same to you guys, all the best out there SOLers Thanks again mag
  6. Too many flies for the season for me, Thanks to ASWF.info few club members give it to me in the last fall classic few years ago, time to pass it on. FREE flies lot to some one local for pick up only near IBSP, hope someone out there who knows a young fella who needs few flies to start in the game. best mag
  7. Understand concerns about giving personal address to unknown members in this platforms. My bad…:( How about if we keep the FREE flies lot to some one local for pick up only near IBSP, it must be someone out there who knows a young fella who needs few flies to start in the game. I’m sure you understand moving this to a new box best mag
  8. No problem, sorry if I break any rules, I consider SOL it’s all about sharing and building friendship around the sport. I don’t have any wallet or proper size poppers for a 8# now, give me few more days, I should have few gurglers in my truck. Let you know by the weekend if you can give me few days. best mag
  9. Have at lease 12 to 20 flies in my truck, let me know!

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  10. ASWF.ORG club members give me a bunch of flies last season, Im all set for the fall, I can send you a bundle for FREE if you take the shipping cost, PM send.
  11. Find a local club, usually they have open outings to anyone who want to put some spare time to be knee deep. I actually find really good advices and spots in many of those outings that I use and share with others to this day, always greatfull to this guys. The media change the approach to the game but, time in the water should be the foundation, from here, observation by day at low tide to find references on the actual structure, to come back in high tide or dark, spot the bait and what birds are above are a great source of info, and last presentation, specially in low light conditions once finding the right tide and time moving water, at first might give you tones of nonsense clues at first like the stargazer you caught, that’s a clue to me, we should learn to put it together before reaching some level of consistency in our local spots. I did so for few seasons since, my logs from early 2000s shows ups and downs in numbers of fish and the obvious decreasing in size and population numbers are sadly matching the data. But for sure they are in the same structure, chasing same seasonal bait in full darkness as longer the water it’s moving, the presentation is on us and can really be frustrating at times, again but putting the time sure makes the all difference to get a tight line, and the hunt the way you want, to many out there, it’s the best part. You sure start in the right spot! Good luck
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  13. Really Interesting post Mike. Glad to read you see much clearly the other side of the hill. Going back to the Spey casting lessons. I want to talk about how I deal with those Spey puzzle moves and blind spots by giving more attention to the hands level of balance/strength during the two casting planes in a dynamic roll cast. On the more advanced form of roll casting with two handed fly rods, we encounter a two different casting planes as soon as we looking to do a more dynamic roll cast or Spey cast. Without a proper foundation from the both hands level of strength to control the fly line, the learning curve will be full of inefficient and inconsistent moves that always slow the process. One familiar problem here, it’s the same problem most of us first encountered with the double haul with single hand fly rods, the non - dominant casting hand ! we can only consciously process so much information within a given timeframe, the average fly fisherman that it’s working 35 hrs a week it’s rig only to have so much attention space and when it’s full it’s full. Practice time doing the right exercise from the very first movement was the best way for me to start with a solid foundation, finding the NON DOMINANT vs THE DOMINANT hand balance that inTH fly rods are now fixed to the blank, it’s a huge part on how long the learning curve would take us, because, once we properly process the task by repetition, the more of what we are doing is automatic then we have more room to be focus in new elements of the exercise to spend on refinement of our movements and also, spot better the potential wrong doings. Advanced Spey is a versatile beast, the both hands level of strength balance can be now be customized to the actual scenario, fly leader and head setup, the different steps with the same demand of control during the two different casting planes moves (vertical &horizontal) any fly caster knows it takes a lot of practice to master this balance as a first step, without it, won’t be a good 180 rule, so is the back cast, same as a single hand, a perfect back cast it’s the best foundation for a perfect forward cast. Nothing can hurt more on the learning curve than a lousy 180 - balance back cast that wrongly makes the caster evaluate “new sensations “ to believe we are in the right track, when in reality, we are creating a bad habit piece that won’t do a tight fit in the next part of the Spey-puzzle move. We are missing that part in all the guidance comments about dynamic roll cast here, one critical principle it’s the 180, that 180 rule should be always the 100% of the key parts of the entire cast sequence but, it must be efficiently linked not only to all the previous vertical plane moves but also the next horizontal plane move, it was essential for me to control the right level of hands balance strength, if your instructor in the first couple hrs class doesn’t give you a specific exercise to evaluate NOT only your rod grip, but also your level of balance, you are not exactly starting with the best foundation, pain should be one of the first symptoms of wrong doing, pain in muscle and tendons can be easily spot, sometimes, with only few minutes of casting, not understanding or correcting the reason of the pain, we are only inefficiently casting under a constant stress, so prolonging the learning curve. Again By properly process the task by repetition, the more of what we are doing is automatic then we have more room to be focus in new elements of the exercise to spend on refinement of our movements. Great stuff here guys! Hope it helps Mag
  14. Cheapest running line & Shooting heads on the 3 densities, jetties usually are 360 wind and ocean exposed platforms, we might face a wind change of direction once we are in the middle of the jetty, so be ready to shift hands, cackhanded or do the Barnegat cast, sinking are much less wind resistance and “easy “ to cast. if we can’t do our homework before step in to the rocks because it’s at low light situation, I always start with a floating, and go from there, so a two sets o flash lights are important to consider. Great tips posted here. I usually use no waders, korkers and well drainage basket a must, stop at your trusty local shop or talk to locals for basic news by the last few tides, from presence of weeds to bait ...make sure they know it’s your first time in that jetty. My worst case scenario from 4:10 on the actual clip. https://youtu.be/Xu5ir6TOOsw We all hope all the cast are going to go smooth and hit target, but realistically, we all know that there is always going to be one cast, and it’s going to happen on that wave set that we didn’t get the timing very wisely for whatever the reason and if we didn’t anticipate the situation we are going to stress a bit if we didn’t planned the way out. There is usually no second chances on long casting from a jetty if your running line storage inside the basket doesn’t cooperate on the useless 80’ casting and it tangles at the stripping guide to only jump in to a birds nest pile at your feet, here we have a terrible situation only because it’s not sand under our feet, regardless how friendly the actual conditions are, things can go bad real quick, surprisingly, that many here didn’t mention, but it will if you spend enough time over any rocky structures. It’s when the line tangled at your feet gets suck by the incoming surf and disappear in to few of the the rocks gap and barnacles in a blink of the eye while your focus on the shooting head, leader and fly still fishing 40’ in front of you at the surf mercy but, now we open another front, that next wave set it’s building up coming your way while you are focusing on the line tangle at your feet... Keep your eyes on the wave sets. Cut the cheap running line, save the head if you can, do not try to go for it thinking you can safe the running line and untangle everything. Usually fast sinking heads are the worst to untangle from rocks and shells etc I like best to cast short about 2 or 3 times rod length parallel to the rocks, be safe and good luck! mag
  15. Why on the fly ? It’s a primitive sport, part of the human DNA, very primal instinct and without a doubt, as primitive as humans first discovered the potential of fire. It’s one of few ideal modern ways of a sport that best can fully connect me with some of the same feelings the previous generations of fishermen to even the most primitive ancestors millions of years ago also walk the same paths to only fool a fish on the most simple form they possible can. Many civilizations use this art form of attaching natural materials to any form of a representation of what today we know as a -hook- My personal path to this sport started in my home town with a corn stalks fly named “MALUCA” Commercial fishermen along the northern coast of Spain still use same concept to catch long fin tuna, for hundreds of years their ancestors use a “fly” made of dry corn stack fivers, the earliest European representations of maize are most likely those painted in frescoes near Rome dating from 1517. In the northern coast of Spain, In a local town named Lekeitio, it’s a museum, one of the displays it’s about “traditional arts of fishing” from Cod fish to Tuna, the main material was DRY CORN STACK FIBER. In northern Spain, corn was well established by the 1700s, after the corn is harvest, they dry under the sun for weeks to make corn flour, some of the stack fibers are saved and tie by men & women over a set of hooks to later be trolling behind a sail boat to deceive those seasonal tunas, many decades after the “fly pattern” was develop, it slowly drifted to the Mediterranean and the southern part of the country to catch tunas and other pelagic species. Still some fisherman are using same patterns as show in the picture below, also my first surf SBass on a MALUCA fly few years ago. -Another example The original Gallo de Leon it’s also another reason I tie flies and fly fish with it, from a old manuscript from 1539, locals use this feathers to tie wet fly patterns to later use with the dapping technique from the river bank, later they find another manuscript from 1624, they were a priest name Juan de Vergara described in detail how and when to use different feathers plugging from some of the local rosters breeds to tie wet flies in different wing tones depending on the time of the season. Still it’s always a dark side in this sport, and it’s important to understand what we only see as a simple fly pattern, we might no give the importance that it deserves. The French in the last century, renamed their own production of an good tying feather from their beautiful local -Limousine roosters breeders- as “Cod the Leon” for pure commercial interest, but we only are getting a copy of a great feather that greatly hurst to probably the irreversible slowly decline on the actual local Curueño town to the last 4 local roosters breeders located in the León province, this rosters are still part of the traditional “pesca a la leonesa” most Spanish traditionalist tiers still tie the flies by the river bank without the help of any vise, just holding the hook in their non dominant hand fingers to tie a few pattern s for the evening hatch. Spaniards wet fly and dry fly patterns are locally very popular and in high demand, perhaps the Perdigón pattern it’s the latest best addition to the sport from the original magic feather called -Gallo de León- Tying a fly it’s a sacred process for me, it’s my tribute and sing of deep respect to the Humans local traditions ability to create a fly pattern by observation of their local nature as a first inspiration hint. Respect the fly patterns!