Zobi1

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  1. Thanks all for the great suggestions, names and referrals. It’s why I love this board....all for one and one for all!
  2. Sunday, Aug 18th. When I go for stripers in a tidal estuary, my sensibility is to start before dawn - hopefully the tides will work in my favor. I fish when I can, not when I want to. I'll probably bring my 7/8 wt and just wave it at whatever water I find in the area.
  3. $400 - $600 for half a day is steep for me. If that is what the market is bearing, more power to them.
  4. Thanks all for the info! I don’t begrudge them their pricing, but it’s gotten out of my range I am finding! Getting a guide has become a rich man’s game I guess.
  5. Anyone have a suggestion for targeting stripers (first choice would be on the fly) somewhere near Newburyport/Plum Island area of MA? I'm looking to fill a half day while the family is off doing whatever. I'm open to other suggestions for going inland if you have them. thanks!
  6. Anyone have a suggestion for targeting stripers (first choice would be on the fly) somewhere near Newburyport/Plum Island area of MA? I'm looking to fill a half day while the family is off doing whatever. I'm open to other suggestions for going inland if you have them. thanks!
  7. That was helpful.
  8. Do you have a stripping basket? You'll want one to keep line from going all over. Some people make their own. Focus on sink tip lines for now, IMHO. Don't forget to wash your stuff down after every use. Go before sunrise. Looks like a sand eel pattern the tube-like fly which is good and a Deceiver with the dark top. Clouser Minnow is very popular ... search that. Definitely go hang out with Capt Castafly.... I'm sure you'll learn a ton. Get out there!
  9. Ok, you've got your salt rig... you'll want special leaders when blues are around. Depending on the maker, 9wts can be incredibly different, more so, in my opinion, the heavier the rod the differences can be magnified. I have a Hardy that I think was meant to reel in Jaws. The thing is a beast. For salt, you'll want to try to become proficient in the "double- haul " in order to get distance. Better to search than my trying to explain. HJS is correct. Need a bunch more info. In general, you're better off with line that sinks fast... always, even in fresh, way more fish below than top feeding. ... and, get out there!
  10. A few things to consider... join a local chapter of Trout Unlimited. Most are very welcoming of new members and you’ll learn from them, as well as where to go practice in a field ... remember, you’re casting the line, not the fly, so you don’t need a hook to practice practice at a pond without any overhang or brush... catching blue gill or sunnies is fun when just starting out and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Watch YouTube ... tons of great vids. Orvis has a lot since they need more people buying more gear good luck... in RH, you’ll want to eventually get a heavier rod and get a sand eel and a clouser flies to go after schoolies...particularly if you live near a breachway where they follow the baitfish in. Go right before sunrise.
  11. One of the more interesting sights I've seen .... years ago I was in a rental in the Arnolda section of Ninigret on a cove. There was a tiny island in the middle of the cove, no more than half an acre. One day, three deer swim out to the island!
  12. I've been on QP every morning, tons of bait fish, tons of birds... no fish.
  13. That's a great idea. Thanks .
  14. Dropping the kid off at Mystic tomorrow coming from NYC and would love to swing a clouser or two for a few hours before heading back. If any kind, giving fly-rodder would like to PM a locale to try, I will be in your debt! ... and willing to share my Catskill locations if you ever desire. Email is also ok: fluid164@yahoo.com cheers! b
  15. thanks for suggestions.