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  1. Nice evening on Raritan Bay. I lost my only fish who blew up on a chart Gurgler right at the boat. I have to work on my strip strike hook set.
  2. I am curious as well. Would the floating running line hinder getting down in a 20 ft rip? Does the floating running line assist with casting distance?
  3. Very happy with them as well. I have placed a few orders the last few months getting ready for the season. Great selection and fast shipping.
  4. Nailed it!
  5. Whats the difference between a light bulb and a pregnant woman?
  6. I ordered it from amazon because it was on the cheaper side in comparison to the Orvis model. With that said, and I’m still a new guy with all this, I don’t believe it’s deep enough. I was having quite a few issues with line falling out the sides causing tangles etc in the boat. With that said, I have since bit the bullet on the Orvis model and it seems like it will be much better given how deep it is. I would have gone the DIY route but with all this going on now I didn’t want to bounce around for materials. It’s also right in the prime of the season so I needed it now! Lol
  7. I will mostly be from the boat. Most likely the Navesink but may try out the beach a few times as well. Thanks guys!
  8. Being new to salt water fly fishing I would like to give fluke a try this year from the boat to change things up. Will be fishing between 10-20 feet of water max. Any tips/ techniques? I was thinking full sinking line to get down with Clousers/ half and half’s and maybe some crab patterns? Any favorites?Thanks gents.
  9. Same here. Lol. I guess I’m doomed.....
  10. Thanks guys. Yes, you are spot on with the lines. Very confusing trying to understand all these different lines. That has been my biggest hurdle especially since I tend to bounce back and fourth from shallower water back to deep water. I have been using the wulff striper 350 grain full sink for the deeper water and it seems to be working so far whatever it is that I’m doing. Lol. This forum has been a god send as I have been pouring over old posts and learning quite a bit . I recently read Lou Taborys book which is helping as well. If only we can get some damn consistent weather without every other day being a blow out on the bay.
  11. Hey gents, new guy here to the saltwater fly fishing world. Grew up fly fishing for stream trout here in NJ after being taught the ropes by my uncle in my teens. I dropped it for quite some time after joining the Marine Corps many moons ago. Re lit the fly fishing spark after a work trip to Utah a few months ago where myself and a few work friends fished the green river and had a blast. After fishing the salt here in NJ with spinning/conventional tackle for quite a few years now I decided I wanted to take the plunge with the fly rod. I called Bob at Colton and he set me up. Mostly boat fishing Raritan Bay but I am hoping to expand as well. So far so good as I am finding out there is a huge learning curve in the salt. Aside from that I have been reading and trying to pick this up but it is no easy task! Great source of info here that has helped me along the way! I had some success so far on 2 trips out and landed 2 stripers so far. What a rush...... Chris
  12. I noticed that as well. Thanks. Seems the mech that worked on the this motor with the previous owner had a serious lack of attention to detail.
  13. Found the issue after pulling lower cowling. Sure as ****, cracked line.
  14. Hi gents, I have a fuel leak on my 2003 90hp 4 stroke Merc that has me scratching my head here. Heres, the timeline of events and some details. The leak seems to be coming from the bottom carb fuel line ( of course hardest to see and get at). It runs down the line and drips right at that point. In November 2019 the leak started. Came back to the boat a month later and run the engine on muffs for 20 mins. Zero leaks. February 2020, take the boat out and run the engine for over an hour at different rpms. Zero leak. March 2020, first trip on the water for stripers. Run the engine for 6 plus hours. Zero leak. April 4th, 2020, take the boat back out and I have gas leaking again. No performance issues at all. Motor runs great aside from this. What gives!? Maybe something sticking in the carb or cracked fuel line? I attached some pictures of the carbs and the bottom carb fuel line where the fuel is running down (right below the intake manifold) It’s source seems to be where it connects into the carb. Could the fuel line have stretched at that point and start to leak or crack? I have also read a few things about these older grey merc fuel lines breaking down? These like are most certainly originals and at this point 17 years old.
  15. Thanks so much guys!! That nailed it. Had to take it off medium and high chirp. Impressed with the unit but the instruction manual sucks. Thanks again gents.