squammer

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    Annisquam, MHD, Chatham, Brewster
  1. Thanks! I don't have a floating line, but I have some bigger poppers that still float even with my intermediate line.
  2. Thanks everyone! Are there small Tarpon there? I have watched some tarpon videos online recently and they look RIDICULOUS to catch.
  3. I will be in Naples, FL for 1 week in February and will be bringing my fly rod with me. I've been to Naples, FL around 6 or so times but never fished there. Since fly fishing just became a new passion this past season, I cant wait to get back out there now that MA has turned dead cold. I will be staying in an area that has lots of those intercoastal rivers (not sure what they are technically called -- creeks? canals? whatever...). I will also have access to a 17' Whaler. For people who know the area, I will be in Haldeman Creek with quick access to Keewaydin, etc. Questions... 1. Fish: What species of fish should I be after? Are these eating fish or just game fish? 2. Equipment: I only have one fly rod -- a 9 WT w/ intermediate line (airflo Ridge coldwater striper). Will this combo work? 3. Locations: Can I fish from shore at all, or should I use the boat? Where should I be going? I don't mind driving to some areas nearby as well. Any other recommendations? I have only fished for Striped Bass with my fly rod before and never have fished outside of the Northeast. Thanks everyone!
  4. Airflo Ridge Striper Coldwater Intermediate is awesome. I have the 9 WT.
  5. I looked at their lot of these flies and each one was slightly different -- I don't think they have tight tolerances on tying this fly...
  6. I was in Orvis the other day in my area to get a coat re-waxed and I had to check out the fly fishing gear (first time browsing fly fishing gear in-person). I could not help but notice the GIANT flies they are selling called the "Montauk Monster". They came in black, chartreause, and white/red. These things were the size of my hand -- no joke. I attached an image of one from the web but it's hard to see their size because the photo lacks a sense of scale. Anyone here use these flies? They seem so big that they would be a pain to cast...
  7. I like the Tsunami alu pliers for a treble hook remover and for braid cutting. I also use the Dr Slick Barracuda pliers which are long to get a deep set hook or a fly out. Also slips nicely but no spring-loaded handle return...
  8. Update: So the reel is feeling nice again. I brought it to a local tackle shop and they said that when they unscrewed the handle from the reel body, the grease that lubricates the metal on metal contact area had hardened. They chipped off the grease and re-greased it and it is feelin very nice. Thanks for everyone's input.
  9. There was another thread with this question I just looked up. Looks like it doesn't fit... "Sorry for the late reply, the Slammer III handles assemblies will not fit the SSV. tony"
  10. Thanks but I’m really looking for light tackle rod on the shorter side and a new 7’6” medium is around the same price. I think I’ll just get a new one. Appreciate the offer though!
  11. Looking for some used Super Strike needles and poppers in the smaller/lighter sizes and floating. Cheers.
  12. Sounds good. Send me a direct message with your address and I’ll share my PayPal info with you. Thanks!
  13. I can’t pick up in CT unfortunately. Thanks for the offer though!