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  1. https://youtu.be/WQXa1iN9_F8 Hey folks! I was going through old files and found this highlight reel from an incredible day of scuba diving in Woods Hole during the Fall Run of 2017. In this video, you can watch as big striped bass and albies work a massive school of peanut bunker up against some pilings in about 25 feet of water. One thing I took away from this experience was how these fish actually work together to concentrate the bait by making a wall, with the stripers spacing themselves out evenly and occupying different parts of the water column to ensure that the peanuts couldn't make an escape. Every now and then, you'll see the school of peanuts gain courage and drift further and further away from the structure, only to be picked off by albies screaming through with stripers lazily following them to eat the scraps. By the end, some seabass and flounder were even getting in on the action! You'll have to excuse my shaking in the video - it was COLD water that day. Enjoy!! My favorite parts: 2:00 - Albie crashing the school with a striper close behind 2:25 - 13(?) albies crashing through all at once! 3:45 - My absolute favorite shot, a nice striper parting the sea of peanuts 5:30 - Clouds of peanut bunker streaming around the pilings, running from some truly giant stripers out wide
  2. Remember that they are just a stupid fish, and they will eat a hook with padding from a box spring... Not much action from the material, but holds a good profile, only takes a few minutes to tie, and can be colored to match any bait around! Materials consist of sidewall padding from a box spring, lead wire, WTP eyes, and sharpies. Let's see some more flies with unconventional materials.
  3. Hi, I use 15# PowerPro Super Slick with a 24” 25# fluorocarbon leader. I’ve used quick change swivels when Albie fishing so I can quickly change lures to see what lure type or color is attracting hits. i was told that the Albies won’t hit with a swivel on your line and that I should directly tie the fluorocarbon leader to the lure. Is this true ? Is there another lure attachment method that allows for quick changes when Albie fishing ? Thanks, i look forward to your reply.
  4. False albacore

    I'm really confused what species of fish albies and false albacore are. Can somebody please clarify for me?
  5. I have accidentally caught a few albies from shore. It is a very nice looking fish. I have released the ones that I have caught as I didn't know anything about size limits or the type of the fish. I was told they are generally considered not good to eat. Since then i have done a lot of online research but I can find a lot of different opinions, some say it is great, some say it can't be eaten and other stuff like that. First thing I want to know is what are size limits on false albacore, if any are they posted somewhere? I can't find them anywhere in the mass.gov website Second, what about eating, cleaning, cooking them etc. Are they good to eat? Why do so many people say it is not a good to eat fish? Thanks!
  6. These are the very hard to find Yozuri L-Jack 18 Gram in purple sand eel. Never available in US in this color and they feature real eyes which the US version didn't have (the whole L-Jack metal jig series was discontinued 15+ years ago). These were once the gold standard albie jigs (along with the Marias), they will outcast any Epoxy jig and don't have that delicate plastic coat. They retailed for $8.99 way back when, I'm selling them for $8 each or 3 for $21 shipped paypal or M.O.
  7. There are some. I was practicing fly casting, and working my right knee, when explosions began happening. A mere 250-yard cast would have reached them, for the twenty or thirty seconds they were within reach. I'd be a really good fly caster if I could do that. Tomorrow I will be back, at the relevant stage of tide (early in the outgoing, a rip was just developing in the boat channel) when they appeared. Naturally they had to be on the far side of the channel.
  8. This post is stimulated by the thread about tried and proven albie (little tunny) flies. Brian Horsley, who catches more little tunny in a day then I will in my life, brought up the Tutti Frutti as a proven pattern. Pink on top, or is it chartreuse/green on top? One over the other, anyway ... now, there's apparently good scientific evidence that striped bass see yellow/Chartreuse colors better then anything else in the spectrum. Marlin see best in green/blue/UV spectra. (Anyone who knows otherwise is welcome to step in.) Is there any science, any non-angler's-WAG guesses at all, as to what part of the spectrum of visible light that's most visible to little tunny, and to tuna in general? I'll venture a WAG of my own. Bigeye, I'll bet, have the same vision as billfish, optimized for green/blue/ultraviolet spectra, because those penetrate most deeply into the water column. Little tunny, as best I know, don't dive as deeply as bigeye. They may, or may not, share the visual green/blue/UV visual acuity of billfish and bigeye. I suspect they don't because their habits are different. I note that I have not yet seen anyone, here or in Fly Tying, bother with an anchovy - sized Tutti Frutti. It most likely reflects a lack of imagination - who can believe that they'll bite something that weird? I'll give it a whack. Has anyone got any science to share on little tunny vision? If they're happy to bite on Tutti Fruttis off Cape Hatteras, there's no reason that comes to mind why they shouldn't do so off Long Island, too. Gentlemen, speak up. TLDig, if you're lurking, speak up too, it's been too long since we made seesaw jokes.
  9. That's a heck of a nice compilation of little tunny and bonito flies, Henry, in the latest Fly Tying Magazine. A second wave of the cap to RJ for calling it to our attention.