Salmonfly11

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  1. Hi Everyone, Thanks for the positive input. I'm really glad that everyone enjoyed the show. I was worried that the finished show wouldn't paint a realistic picture of fly fishing in the NJ surf. The production company promised me upfront that they would not edit out bad days of fishing. It was important for me to show the entire experience, even the fishless days. I'm glad they kept their word...I think it made for a better, more honest show. Of course, three days before I started filming, I had blitzing fish right on the beach, and the day after we left, the fishing really turned on. I just picked the wrong five days to film!! Bobby: the bottom of Manasquan inlet ate my flies SeaOtter: that 27" rainbow on OLN will always be a special fish
  2. Dave, I had planned on doing the entire show in IBSP, but as it turned out, we ended up filming in Seaside Park, Manasquan, Shark River, and Sandy Hook. Hope I didn't ruin your extra super top secret spot
  3. I'm not a frequent SOL poster, but I've been lurking here for a few years. Last November, I filmed a striper fly fishing show for Outdoor Life Network in Central and North Jersey. Most of the footage was shot in the Seaside area, but I got all the way up to the Hook on one day. The show airs this week, and I thought you guys might want to check it out. At this time of year, it's nice to see a few bass, even if they are on TV. I ended up getting stuck in one of November's worst storms, so there's lots of funny footage of me getting smashed around by waves. All of the bass were small, but it was still a fun experience. The show airs today at 2:00 pm, Saturday the 19th at noon, and Sunday the 20th at 11:00 am. I think it's the first national show to focus on surf fishing for bass with the fly rod. Thanks guys. -Zack
  4. I'm not a frequent SOL poster, but I've been lurking here for a few years. Last November, I filmed a striper fly fishing show for Outdoor Life Network in Central and North Jersey. The show airs this week, and I thought you guys might want to check it out. I ended up getting stuck in one of November's worst storms, so there's lots of funny footage of me getting smashed around by waves. All of the bass were small, but it was still a fun experience. The show airs today at 2:00 pm, Saturday the 19th at noon, and Sunday the 20th at 11:00 am. I think it's the first national show to focus on surf fishing for bass with the fly rod. Thanks guys. -Zack
  5. Without any traffic (3am) it takes about 3 hours to get from home in northeast PA to IBSP. Traffic can seriously change that number. -Zack
  6. Hey Guys, I couldn't resist jumping in on this post. I'm friends with some of the guys who used to be the core of Redington, before Sage bought the company. The NTi and NTiQ are both great rods, but they certainly have a different feel. The NTi's were super light in the hand...a 9wt felt like a 6wt. The only catch is that they are made out of ultra high modulus graphite, and are somewhat prone to breakage(I broke one about 4" above the cork while casting). The quartz rods addressed that problem by adding an external scrim of quartz, basically covering the brittle graphite with a very impact resistant layer. The NTiQ rods are little bit slower than the NTi, but not by much. Plus, you can hit them with a clouser without breaking them. Jim Murphy, former pres. of Redington designed the rods, and had the patents in his name, so Sage can't produce them. They are slowly using up their stockpile to honor the Redington Warranty. Murphy took his designs and started Albright Flyrods. The Albright EXS is the same rod as the NTiQ, except that it's cosmetically better looking, and less expensive. I'm really happy with them...light, fast, and so far tough. Demo one if you have a chance. -Zack
  7. Guys, I worked my way through college in a Pennsylvania fly shop. One of my customers had a house on the Eastern Shore. He used to flyfish the back at AI quite a bit. If I remember correctly, he would wade out right along the bridge, and fish into the channel and around the pilings. Give it a try...he did well. -Zack
  8. Hi Dave, I should probably introduce myself, but I only have a second to post right now. To answer your stripping basket question..."borrow" a hand basket from a grocery store. Cut the wire handles off, and run a wading belt through the slats. Attach a few thin wire ties or pieces of 200 lb test mono to the bottom of the basket to keep your line from turning into a horrible mess every time you cast. Go back to the fishing reports from July 8-14...Allen took a pic of me at the OC inlet, stripping basket included. Give it a try...I'm sure you'll be happy. Also, take a look at this month's flyfisherman magazine. There's a feature in there about making stripping baskets. -Zack
  9. Thanks guys. I'll let you know how the trip goes. -Zack
  10. Hi Everyone, I've been offered a last-minute chance to take an open week at a friend's Ocean City, MD condo. I'm leaving tomorrow, so things are a little rushed. I'd like to make this a fishing trip, but I don't know the area that well. Do any of you guys fly fish Del/Mar/Va? Can anyone offer me advice regarding potential locations to fish from shore with a fly rod? I'm open to trying the surf or back bays, I just need somewhere that will be fly rod friendly. I don't want any secret spots, just general locations. Thanks a million. -Zack
  11. Hi Everyone, I've been offered a last-minute chance to take an open week at a friend's Ocean City condo. I'm leaving tomorrow, so things are a little rushed. I'd like to make this a fishing trip, but I don't know the area that well. Do any of you guys fly fish the area? Can anyone offer me advice regarding potential locations to fish from shore with a fly rod? I'm open to trying the surf or back bays, I just need somewhere that will be fly rod friendly. I don't want any secret spots, just general locations. Thanks a million. -Zack