flysully

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  1. Just checked the FB page. Event is free.
  2. 27conch: Yes, all you've said. Sad, but true. Flyfishing from the beachline has been most difficult for us shore flyfishers. Our targets, stripers, for some reason, aren't coming close to shore anymore from our dedicated fishing experience. Cinder worm hatches are almost defunct here on Long Island where, years past, it was such exciting fishing. No more. For albie fishing, those albies are so far out we needed to resort to spinning, the only way to catch them. We've learned to adapt. Love flyfishing, totally! BUT, if we'd like to catch fish, mostly in albie season, we'll switch to spinning. If not, in our location, if we didn't? We wouldn't be catching albies. Sad, but true.
  3. Agreed, slip n slide: The fish, at that size, could have stayed underwater, without gill handling, filmed and then released even if a quick photo shot occurred. The release was s l o w..........She did not know how to resuscitate the fish as we catch & release fishermen know how to do. The fish was heavy, could have stayed underwater and she could have done the push and pull to give that beautiful striper some O2 to swim off much sooner than she did. But, a great catch for her. Hopefully, it lived, and a lesson for all of us to release, in the water, not on the sand, & not handling the gills, for the beautiful stripers we catch in the still and dark of the night!
  4. Wizumz, splitting saddles can go wrong. More on one side than the other. Consider if you got the sparse side? You don't want that. I've split saddles for a friend and me to share Despite a careful center razor blade split, one of us got more. One got less. You don't want to get the lesser side, do you? Consider offering a lower price for a whole saddle is my advice. In my flytying experience, that would be the way to go. Hope this helps.
  5. Great fish, girl. Reviving proper! Congrats on a fish of a lifetime....52#!
  6. AudAtkins: Have you ever caught a 52' striper in the surf? So exciting, wow, a large fish. We all know how to release it and hold it in the water until it revives. Why, so negative? Some, that I've revived, need a bit more time to "swish" back and forth until they're ready to swim away. Some, not. Yes, I've "followed" my released striper to be sure it was "revived" by me. If not, yes, I'll follow it and revive it again. She did the proper method to release her fish. Why? so negative?
  7. Never sealed our pavers because of fear of slippery-ness at end of steep driveway. They look good as new. Just spray Roundup on the seams if weeds/grass appear. Good luck.
  8. Do we care? AND? Could we please see her photo of her great 52" striper catch? Why not?
  9. Sad, that, due to SOL posting rules, we SOL fishermen are unable to see this great catch since video has a link. SOL doesn't allow links so sorry for us who'd like to applaud this woman for her catch. She. surfcasting a year, did set the bar high, as said. Congrats to her!
  10. It would be a good hint to post this fishing show in the FlyFishing Forum as well. There are many of us who would attend if the info were posted. Thx.
  11. DAQ, what area N/E do you fish? Your worm hatch flies are really good looking for worm hatch stripers but, for our area, here on LI, I think too long and bushy plus hook size, as you've responded, is large for the cinder worm hatch we experience here on the Island with hooks usually in the size of 2 and smaller. I think you're fishing more north of Long Island? Really good looking flies, for sure! Just rereading the initial posting....so, I'm not answering the poster as to which Rhode Island cinder worm hatch flies would we recommend. Sorry about this. Aside from my posting, I hope those of us fishing Long Island will be able to get some info from my post. Thank you.
  12. And, Mike, you are still as good looking as you were years ago when we all, SOL'ers, met you on whatever beach you were fishing from, coming here to the USA to fish, befriended all of us? Yes. ! Shared all your info and we, surfcasters, all appreciated all of the always helpful info you've offered after visiting/fishing here on Long Island, NY + Chatham (Cape Cod) +++from UK. Re rods, two handed rods, flies, we all respect your info and we thank you. Go, Mike Oliver!!!
  13. Have you checked the Flyfishing BST forum? There's a Loomis listed there.
  14. Agree with Philly although a small tube of Aquaseal @ $6 or so, after the repair, should be stored in the freezer so it doesn't harden. But, it does, so when I need a second repair, I'm always disappointed in the spread of the Aquaseal when defrosted from the freezer. I've used Goop in the tube from big box stores, about $5 a large tube, which I also use for cementing my fly eyes successfully, & for practically everything else in the house needing cementing or repairs, on a wader repair and it has remained flexible, although shiny, but waterproof. Before I'll use the more expensive Solarez Flex resin mentioned by Philly, which I do use for fly tying, first time out for repairs, I think I'd stick with my reputable tube of Goop which is a lot cheaper. Hope my suggestion will work for you guys.