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  1. Just a simple tan synthetic bait pattern I tied - a no name fly.
  2. Thanks guys! 1st stop this evening produced a schooly where the East River hits the sound (CT) How about NAPATREE any tips from anyone-I am 30 minutes from the preserve now. Gonna put in the time!
  3. Thanks guys! 1st stop this evening produced a schooly where the East River hits the sound (CT) love it when a plan comes together
  4. Finally have a week off on the east coast to chase stripers on the fly in the surf . Next four days. RV and fly rods. any hot shorelines for striper CT,MA,RI above or below? Not particular spots but specific regions
  5. https://www.dropbox.com/pri/get/STRIPER/image.jpeg?_subject_uid=136741370&w=AACRGJEwAOz7O3LqOmVirkge_1G-DOzC7JV05H-avVy56w What would all you striper pros say the weight is on this puppy???
  6. K, Bill Scharninghausen and his mentor of sorts Ken Hanley were both at a tying clinic I went to at The California Fly Shop a couple years back. Both men top notch west coast salt water masters. Ken was showing a sweet Carp pattern and Bill was showing Mole Crab patterns. I should look for my notes,but in general a tan or brown top and a flash of red or orange below- as he mentioned mole crab are often carrying a sack of roe. I catch 1 to 5 Barred Surfperch on the coast while going for Striped Bass almost daily with this pattern I tied recently. Perch will hit anything rolling in the surf that looks close to what they are after. I tied in a few wraps of a plum colored ice chenille for a flashy attraction; and have a red bit of chenille hanging off to represent the roe. This is like my 3rd or 4th attempt at tying what I watched Bill tie that day-each time with different materials and each time perch will hit it.
  7. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ik295pt6q9lzct0/FB_IMG_1437522891620.jpg?dl=0 What would all you striper pros say the weight is on this puppy???
  8. This is an interesting post to come across...as I have gone to my gloomis glx 9' 6w rod recently ONLY because my arm was blown out (call it mild to severe tendinitis) Mostly due to huckin' my #7 #8 TFOs and my #9 BVK *<---very glad I chose that about a month ago (06/24/15) as I hooked into what I would easily call a 15 pound striper - I wanna say upper teens but I have limited experience figuring that out. It was a windy day with medium to big waves here in the north west (Pacifica,Ca.) Truly not quite sure that fish would have survived and I slightly doubt the glx #6 would have made it through the battle. After icing and resting my shoulder for a few days I was at it again only armed with the 6 wt. Made the occasional surfperch more fun to catch...the striper that was on day before yesterday got my blood running and then got off the hook, but I honestly think it is only correct for the waves and wind up here (nocal) AND the occasional lurkers running up and down the coast right now that I go back to my #8 or #9 as soon as the arm feels 100% again. -freebear PS gonna follow this post with a pic to opinions on the weight of that particular bass.
  9. This is an interesting post to come across...as I have gone to my gloomis glx 9' 6w rod recently ONLY because my arm was blown out (call it mild to severe tendinitis) Mostly due to huckin' my #7 #8 TFOs and my #9 BVK *<---very glad I chose that about a month ago (06/24/15) as I hooked into what I would easily call a 15 pound striped - I wanna say upper teens but I have limited experience figuring that out. It was a windy day with medium to big waves here in the north west (Pacifica,Ca.) Truly not quite sure that fish would have survived and I slightly doubt the glx #6 would have made it through the battle. After icing and resting my shoulder for a few days I was at it again only armed with the 6 wt. Made the occasional surfperch more fun to catch...the striper that was on day before yesterday got my blood running and then got off the hook, but I honestly think it is only correct for the waves and wind up here (nocal) AND the occasional lurkers running up and down the coast right now that I go back to my #8 or #9 as soon as the arm feels 100% again. -freebear