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  1. a problem with thinning out seal populations is the effect that will have on great white sharks, the apex predator basically throughout the whole mid-Atlantic. Who knows what that would do to other fish populations in the Atlantic.
  2. +1 for Mad River Outfitters on YoutTube A big part of it is where you are and the 'spookiness' of the fish. I was in Texas on the Guadalupe and those fish get so much pressure we were down to a 5'-3'-1' of 5x-6x-7x. It was seriously like trying to tie spiderweb. But I digress... I've never fished a twisted leader and as stated already I do think it might give you trouble on presentation. Is your twisted section connected to the fly line with a loop to loop or is it a nail knot (or some other knot)? If your fly line has a welded loop - mine does - you can tie up different leaders before a trip and be able to swap them out very easily on the water. What I'm getting at is being able to keep your twisted leader intact and just swapping it out for a more delicate trout leader. Also, are you planning on going after trout with the 7wt? It would be pretty tough to cast midges and smaller nymphs on that. Streamers you'd be fine, though. I would also recommend looking into picking up some tippet rings. These things are pretty great. They don't hamper your casting whatsoever and make it so much easier to tie the tippet onto the fly line. They also let you easily add droppers, which is how I usually fish nymphs. I know it seems like another thing to just throw money at, but trust me, they will save you a lot of time and effort, especially in colder weather. Strike indicators made of wool do get you hooked up more than the AirLock kind, or cork or anything like that. I think it's because they land more softly on the water than the harder ones, but for whatever reason I seem to get bit more using wool. Hope this helps! Tight lines
  3. I was there last winter break and did the Bahia state park deal. Actually had a shot at a small cuda but I got too close and spooked him. I will say, it was such a beautiful walk I would go take a rod there any day for a few casts. I've heard there is a walkable flat right off the highway if you google Lobster Walk. But that being said, I have also heard depending on wind / other conditions the harder sand bottom can turn muddy and hard to walk on... correct me if I'm wrong. But it's hard and annoying because you could spend all the time on google earth and get there and it's blown out or the coast has changed or whatever. Part of the fun, I guess (?) Ended up getting a backcountry guide on my trip and I really do think that's the best way to experience this type of angling. Obviously not cheap (or DIY) but just my $.02. Kids' name was Paul Ross if you care.
  4. Thanks fellas! I never thought of keeping a log - I really like that idea. I'm excited to improve at this, I know I have to put in the time a lot and I'll come up short sometimes, but that's part of the fun!
  5. Hey all, I've been doing a lot more saltwater fly fishing as of late (vs. freshwater) and have been wondering about fishing these saltwater rivers around me. I'm in Ocean City NJ, so the Great Egg Harbor Bay is right at my fingertips. I grew up fluking back there on some older friends' boats but now I'm doing it more on my own and want to try to run up the river on my own boat and look for bass. I've heard good things about the Mays Landing river, especially in the April/May time frame... I guess the question is, what are the bass feeding on way back there in these rivers? I assume some baitfish run up it to spawn, and crab flies would probably work? And as far as technique, I've always heard about targeting creek mouths but historically haven't really ever had crazy luck. Any tips or tricks would work, thanks in advance