S.K.S

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  1. The kind folks at The Saltwater Edge have let me play around with a #3 for the past couple of days. I like it so far!
  2. Very familiar with The Fisherman. He seems to love his #3
  3. Thanks for the response, On question: what kind of action did the rod have?
  4. Anybody fish Ken Abrame's Salmo Saxatillis fly rods? I'm looking for a new striper fly rod and I know they have a bunch of them at the SWE. I hear a lot about the taper and action. I also see that the rods have grain windows instead of line weights. I like to use trout a salmon techniques for stripers so I think this rod is a good fit. Interested to see what people have to say.
  5. Anybody fish the Echo Ion XL rod, particularly the 10 foot 8 weight? Looking for a new striper rod and was wondering if anyone had experience with this rod.
  6. Agreed. It is one thing to put a law in place, but proper enforcement and true consequences is what gives a law backbone. Every time I read about a poaching bust the poacher merely receives a citation. I’m willing to bet most of the time they don’t show up in court. It’s time to get back to gear confiscations, vehicle confiscations, and fines. For 100 schoolie type poaching a little jail time seems completely appropriate. Poach on that level is essentially a rape of our waters. C&R and regulation abiding anglers also need to be vigilant about reporting poaching. If anglers perceive that a DEM officer may pull up at any minute, they will be more likely to follow the law.
  7. It's funny, some students at UMass Amherst are conducting a survey about how anglers perceive fish pics online. I have a feeling that they are trying to see if poor fish handling techniques are learned behaviors, with the "hero shots" on Instagram and other social media being one of the main influences. I'll be curious too see what these students have to say once they publish their results. I wish I still had the link to the survey, but I can't find it. Maybe some one else on SOL knows what I'm talking about and can share it on this thread?
  8. Past two nights I have found action on grass shrimp in the east bay. Caught tons of fish, almost all of them would have made decent trout. Still fun on the 5 weight though. From what I hear bluefish are starting to take over the rivers and estuaries in the east bay. Bass few and far between as are the bait.
  9. This spring season has not been great, the bass are few and of little weight. Worst of all there's lots of bait, and still the bass do scant partake. Maybe it was the cold and rain, that gave May anglers so much pain, and gave The Bay a brownish stain, leaving us defeated, tired and slain. Or maybe it's the slowing rate, at which these bass do procreate, because they are kept at twenty-eight, before they are able to properly mate. But now, alas, it is mid-June, and soon we will have a fresh full moon. A new set of tides to save us from ruin, and perhaps we will look like we know what we're doin'. So Striper Gods I plead to thee, bring the fish to the surface to feed, so my fly rod may once again be, bent to bass so wild and free.
  10. This spring season has not been great, the bass are few and of little weight. Worst of all there's lots of bait, and still the bass do scant partake. Maybe it was the cold and rain, that gave May anglers so much pain, and gave The Bay a brownish stain, leaving us defeated, tired and slain. Or maybe it's the slowing rate, at which these bass do procreate, because they are kept at twenty-eight, before they are able to properly mate. But now, alas, it is mid-June, and soon we will have a fresh full moon. A new set of tides to save us from ruin, and perhaps we will look like we know what we're doin'. So Striper Gods I plead to thee, bring the fish to the surface to feed, so my fly rod may once again be, bent to bass so wild and free.
  11. Agreed.
  12. Unfortunately, in this day and age, I don’t think any department (police, DEM, or otherwise) has the latitude to really lay down the law. If they were to hit poachers with a big fine and confiscation it would outrage a sector of the population who would quickly paint the situation as the overbearing state restricting the common man from feeding his family.
  13. Some people call it fishing a worm hatch. I call it casting, hoping, and praying (often in that order).
  14. Just a citation? No gear confiscation? No fines? You have got to be kidding me...
  15. Kooky is spot on in their description of the bay: stained and full of crap. Nevertheless if you can sift through the crap, find places without crap, or don’t mind shaking weeds of your hooks after each cast, there has been significant cinder worm activity in the east bay. Most of the worms are small (1-1.5 inches) and pale pink in color. Sometimes the worms bring out silversides which then become the target forage of bass. Sometimes the bass are keyed in on the worms themselves. Either way, tie on your favorite worm fly and get after it!