Captain Haddock

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About Captain Haddock

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  • About Me:
    Lifelong angler from Blighty (UK), been across the pond for almost 20 years.
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    Duh!
    Plus lover of Herge cartoons (hence Captain Haddock).
  1. Whats a good weight for a jig head to bounce off the bottom?
  2. Thanks for the replies guys. Just up for a couple of days with family so no time for freshwater excursions and well aware of striper opps south of Acadia. We will be staying at a friend's in downtown BH. Messin with macks will be just fine! Haddock
  3. Will be in Bah Haabah early next week and wondering about any saltwater FF opps? Not worried about fish size, anything you've got would be helpful I did find http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/585236-having-trouble-finding-some-info-on-acadia-bar-harbor/?hl=acadia(with refs to harbor pollack and mackerel) .. is it too early for even those hardy guys? thanks, Haddock
  4. I have a Sage 7wt .. but I upped my land rate by about 80% by moving to a softer 5wt and taking my time to land the fish. I found that with the stiffer/heavier 7wt, I lost a lot more fish when they get up on top of the water and tail walk. More than the rod I found the line is important .. a heavily weight forward line really helps in smaller tribs with sheer walls (I think its a RIO specialty line I use).
  5. Fellow SWFFers .. I have to attend a company meeting at Foxwoods on June 6th and am looking for opportunities to FF for stripers in the early morning (just have to get to Foxwoods by 10:30-11:00). Anyone interested in meeting up early morning (weather permitting) at a fishable/wadable location on the shores/estuaries south of Foxwoods to sling a few flies? regards, Haddock
  6. Yeah well they all say their waterproof .. just wondering if folks have practical experience with such backpacks I'm looking for one that can take a real dunking and keep my stuff dry (and salt free!) thanks, Haddock
  7. A picture sent to me by a friend from a beach in West Falmouth .. I'm assuming schoolies unless anyone else cares to guess otherwise!
  8. 9" AND 12" Add some root beer color too!
  9. From the album Does it count? :)

  10. So here's a quandary for you. Was out Friday trolling a deep-diver, expecting a blue or two and instead caught on to a 48" striper. It surfaced about a 100yds out and as I played it in I realized my lure was 50yds closer! Holy smokes, what was going on. Finally got my lure to the boat and saw a mess of lead core line trapped by my paper clip which attached the lure. We hand lined the remaining 50yds and landed the beasty with its original hook (a black tube worm) barely through its mouth. What a freakish thing to happen! So what do you think .. was it a catch because we got it in the boat or was it someone else's fish because they originally set the hook? I have no opinion myself, I'm happy just to have the amazing story! Gotta wonder what the original fisherman woz thinking .. that line could have landed a giant tuna! Also the fish must have been originally hooked fairly recently as we got a full fight out of it (but then we went easy with 20lb line on our gear). - Haddock
  11. Leave for trip on Weds July 18th (tomorrow). Kids are pumped and so am I. No time to tie specific flies so will take streamers and clousers I tied for NE stripers and try to stop in at the fly shop! Have a 9' 9wt with floater and will bring along a stronger reel loaded with an intermediate sink tip in case that might work from the boat trip. Hoping I can catch up with Capt Taylor [we're Troop 3, Groton, MA btw], but if not just looking for a good time - Haddock (aka David Grigglestone)
  12. thanks .. will do
  13. Have to go to Bath, ME on Friday and will tow the boat if its worth it. Have fished the river below Bath very occasionally in years past, but last time I went fish were pretty scarce. Are there fish about that make it worth putting the boat in? Any advice on tides or locations (PM if required). My boat is not big enough to take out of the estuary. Anything welcome. thanks, Haddock