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About Wicked-Fly

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  • About Me:
    PFF is my uncle!
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    Golf, DIY projects, and good beers, better cigars, and the best whiskeys.
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    I work all day and think about fishing.

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  1. ditto on the importance of a good reel over everything else. well that and a good hook and clean leader.
  2. Hahah could not agree with you more on this. Happened at least twice this weekend. "OK reel in, let's go check out XYZ" and then water erupts 30ft from the boat for 20 seconds, gone. cast for another half hour, same thing. silly fish
  3. Was out Saturday with two buddies as well and agreed for the most party everyone in the fleet was very well behaved in the morning, which was great. WIsh more days were like that. Guess it depends on the fish as they seemed to be pretty spread out. Can't speak for how it went after it slowed down at slack as I had to get dropped off.
  4. The night before an early morning fishing trip is my favorite. Going through gear, picking out flies, planning tides if I haven't done that already, texting with buddies on where to meet, checking out the wind, picturing what you think the sunrise is gonna look like. I love the anticipation. But also, wet wading and sight fishing to stripers is the best thing in the world.
  5. I believe it was August 30th last year the first reports came in, at least on SOL. I'm sure others hear earlier reports, as I did this year. Like rst3 said, Sept 15th will be a good telling. I could care less about the start of albie season, I'm always much more concerned with the end of albie season. let's hope it goes as long as last year.
  6. Welcome to the Matrix.
  7. I'm heading out there in October Mark, when are you going?
  8. That’s assuming 1500 people fish the derby who don’t live there are on island every day. Seems like a lot. I’ve only fished it last year and only stayed on the island a week. I’m guessing that is more typical for majority of people.
  9. let's say a modest 1500 of the entrants each spend $50 total for one day of the derby, that's $75,000 going to the island in someway.
  10. My time on the water is very very limited now with a baby at home and one on the way, so I like to plan ahead and look at the tides and try to game plan what dates might work. then, if nothing else is planned and weather is cooperating, I will fish hard and try to make the most of it. wind plays a HUGE part of where I go, as I'm sure it does for all, so sometimes the tide you looked at two weeks ago for spot A is blown out and you have to go to spot B and hope there's fish. I need do some better scouting and find two spots on each side of the cape that will fish just as good on the same tide so I can escape the wind when needed.
  11. Get those misses out of the way for Albies
  12. The old Mark would have landed those Tarpon..
  13. I LOVE the clear case white foam boxes that were in stock a few years ago. I posted a thread about them last year and the consensus was the company who made them went out of business so they are not commercially available any longer. You might find some on ebay. I have since found that the C & F large lightweight box is the next best thing, although it is more expensive and I could only find it avail in the UK. It’s super lightweight, has a magnetic closure, and has full length slits to hold flies, which include holes for bigger hooks so you don’t stretch out the slits. The edges are flat and don’t lock into each other so if you have longer flies that stick out of the box, the tail will flatten when you close the box but they won’t crimple and lose their shape. Good luck on your hunt, it really comes down to personal preference so try the cheap ones first. If your a MA resident the Morrell boxes are made in Needham I believe (or least they are headquartered there) which is pretty cool.
  14. took me a full season to catch my first striper from shore on a fly rod. gets a lot easier when you have a kid and could care less about catching fish and are just happy to be out fishing. fish as mush as you possibly can without ruining your work and home life and you will quickly learn where and when to go and what to throw. deer island is actually where I caught my first striper. Oct 2nd. I make an annual trip out there around that date as a tribute. I'll try to remember to shoot you a message when the time comes. i've been skunked the last two years but like i said i don't really worry about catching fish anymore. what really drives me nuts now is when i hook a good fish and lose it. way worse than getting skunked. you can blame a skunk on wind weather whatever, but losing a fish is mostly just your fault. night time is the right time and reel slower than your slowest retrieve possible