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  1. thanks guys!!! That might just be the ticket. Pack the vest and the rod, go to the meetings with my intentions carefully concealed. Out of the meetings, off with the tie and suit, on with the jeans and baseball cap, I'm on the water by 1:30, I fish as late as 6 or 6:30, even 7, then I get on an 8 shuttle. I figure the muddy Potomac will be tough on the fly, but at least I can say I gave it a try.
  2. Ok, so next Tuesday I'm done with my meetings in D.C. around noon. What's the chance I can be some place to flyfish for stripers (with or without a guide) by, say 2 p.m., fish for five hours, be done by 7 or 7:30 and then get back to DC to fly back to the New York by, say, 10 or 11 p.m.? I havent' a clue about the geography or logistics of any of this. I don't know if I should go someplace in Virginia or Maryland. I just know I have an afternoon and I'll be in Washington and I know are some stripers somewhere around there. Thanks, Steve
  3. I also fish the Western Sound in a Yak. Shore fishing is limited. Glenn island is the preferred launch. Get yourself a park pass if you're a Westchester resident. There are other launches too. Feel free to email me.
  4. mike, where are you seeing bunker, roughly, if it's not a secret? I fish the W. sound, over by pelham, new rochelle... picked a few small ones over in the bronx this past weekend. Thx, Steve
  5. A few stripers are being caught in the Hudson now.. and, like I said, I got one (buddy got seven) in the bronx this past weekend. They're here, small, probably resident fish. I've actually just been checking this board first because I've been thinking about a trip to the Susqy flats... and second I been wanting to read about guys hooking up. Third, I tend to think the timing of your spawn dictates when the fish move up the coast toward Long Island, Rhody and the Cape where I also fish. So, get on the stick boys!!! We're all counting on you.
  6. Now, that's just real enough to make me think that was more than just a joke. I do have spot right off the hutch, across from the golf course, a little cove in the bronx where I picked up a fish this weekend.
  7. Can't imagine we're going to get fish up here in NY before you guys. So if you don't catch fish, we won't either. So please get out there, so we can get this thing started already. Many thanks. Steve
  8. scotto, sign me up... i never a little skunking deter me from another trip. Adrian... let's do croton!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Looking for a used extra spool for my Tioga #10. Anyway got one around they want to part with? Thx, Steve
  10. no matter how much you pay for a compass, the red arrow still always points north. Used my $8.50 compass this morning to guide me through the fog to the fishing grounds. Good idea, too, to know where various fog horns are in your area. You can always use them as a loose guide.
  11. "Jon, could you bring along a buttpad to the meeting?" Sounds like a long, long meeting.
  12. I guess i really don't understand the mechanics of a flyrod. Does length give you distance? Why are flyrods 9 feet long? And what part of the rod helps you lift the fish? I've only noticed that stripers don't take drag when hooked in a yak. They generally just pull the yak. It seems to take a longer time to land larger fish in the yak, compared with on land. That's what makes me think that lifting power will help.
  13. I'm thinking about a new rod for the yak. The perfect rod is short, just 8 feet so I can untangle the tip sitting down while not dunking the reel and rethread the rod. But it has lots of lifting power to play 30"-plus stripers. It casts a shooting head 60 or 70 feet from a sitting position. What is it? Help much appreciated?
  14. nice fish joe. Let's see, put about three of the fish I caught that day together, and yours is still bigger.
  15. I've been too busy or lazy to fish prime time --- early mornings or nights. But I've had a steady pick of 18" to 27" stripers and cocktail blues during very sunny and hot hours. Been fishing my regular New Rochelle spots from the yak. Small spearing patterns was the ticket yesterday and white over chartreuse clousers, or rhody flatwings were the ticket today. (I'm finding more and more that white is a very good color in the sun. They wouldn't take just chart.) So, I wouldn't say we're in the summer doldrums just yet, at least not in NY. The fishing is probably better during prime times, and I'm sure there are bigger fish to be had then. But it's not dead yet during the daytime. In fact, the water temps seem quite reasonable for this time of year. I've been fishing moving water and rips, which tend to be cooler than flats. The only thing I noticed today was that as the morning wore on, the fish were hitting shorter. That could signal reluctance, or just a tide or feeding stage or a call for a new fly. In any event, I actually sped up the retrieve to hook fish.