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  1. If anybody is looking to wet a line this Sunday, I'm planning on heading to CCB in Brewster or Dennis to wet wade the flats for the Sesuit low tide around 11:45am. Mid day fishing so not ideal but I'm a weekend warrior so I'll take what I can get. Planning on walking out from Crows Pasture, but open to anything in the area - Paines, Saints.
  2. Anyone have a copy of Ken Abrames’ A Perfect Fish: Illusions in Fly Tying in good condition they’d be willing to sell?
  3. Ode to Tarpon Fishing Report Thank you for reading this ode to tarpon fishing report! Tarpon Poem by John Kumiski an ideal world hot sun, blue sky, clear, slick water sweat a graphite wand, a sliver of steel, a wisp of feathers a flash of silver breaks the mirror then another, and another feathers land in water magically, they come to life line tightens mirror smashed power water flies, gills flare, body shakes, shudders again, and again, and again the beast tires arms ache hand grasps jaw feathers removed great fish swims free once more tarpon one of God’s gifts to fly fishers Sunday Last week I wrote, “…in a fit of optimism, I rigged up a 10-weight and a 12-weight.” Unusual for me (I dislike fishing on weekends), Sunday morning I got up early, launching the Mitzi at Parrish Park. On-board was the 10-weight in question, a white electric sushi tied to the end of the leader. I went looking for tarpon. I was not expecting much. I have been whining lately about the weather. No weather excuses Sunday morning- it was as perfect a May morning as one could ask for. To my shock and delight I found a bunch of happy tarpon, laying at the surface, fins out of the water. My mouth went dry. My knees were shaky. Best of all, no one else was there. My knees are shaking, and my hands are weak, and I can’t seem to stand on my own two feet! – Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart My first cast got bit immediately. I missed it. I kept stripping and got bit again. The hook stuck and moments later 50 pounds of furious silver was flying through the air. The fish jumped at least 10 times, a spectacular fish. I leadered it and popped it off. For all my optimism, I had failed to make extra leaders. Several minutes of rigging followed. I tied a green and white fiber minnow on, then again located the fish. When the smoke cleared I had jumped eight fish, leadering two. The biggest was 80 pounds or so. I had tried white, green and white, grey and white, and black and purple flies, and hit fish on all of them. A trout, a ladyfish, and a sailcat had joined the fray. It was an amazing morning. Monday– small craft advisory. I replaced the lost flies and tied up a dozen big-game leaders. Tuesday– east at 20. Began research on something we should have done a long time ago- hurricane shutters. Tied a couple more flies. Was getting desperate to go fishing again. Tuesday evening I decided that on Wednesday morning I would go see if the tarpon were there. Wednesday- I awoke at 0230, thoughts of tarpon dancing through my axons. I could not go back to sleep. Been a while since I was that worked up about fishing. The tarpon did not see the memo. Of course, the weather was different, so they weren’t there. But, if you want hardhead catfish, the Indian River Lagoon is the place to be. There were schools of catfish everywhere, but those along the shoreline were most interesting. I could not tell if they were spawning, or eating, or what, but in a group they would stand on their heads and wave their tails out of the water. Very strange. An alligator took advantage of this behavior. I watched him catch and eat at least three of the whiskered revelers. They won’t be dancing any more. I managed to catch a redfish by soaking a mullet head, the only real fish I got. On the bright side, the water is surprisingly clean, and there is lots of bait. Thursday– didn’t fish, rainy and windy. Ran errands, tied flies, ordered the hurricane shutters. Friday– didn’t fish. In the morning the dishwasher blew water all over the kitchen floor, so Mr. Fixit had to make love to it until lunch. Then, the hurricane shutters were delivered! I tied some more flies. I need the hardware for the shutters, then there will be installation time. I hope I get to fish some next week… Angling is extremely time consuming. That’s sort of the whole point. – Thomas McGuane Life is great and I love my work! Every day is a blessing. Don’t waste it- Go Fishing!
  4. For sale is a like-new Orvis ZG Helios, comes with factory carbon fiber carrying tube. 9 feet long, 10 weight. Will provide detailed pictures if there is interest. Located in south Jersey, willing to split shipping, I get deep discounts on shipping through work. Asking $350 but will entertain offers.
  5. Looking to get into fly tying. Basically looking to build a starter kit of sorts. Definitely looking for a vise if nothing else. if possible some of the basic tools needed like scissors and bobbin too and even some materials if willing. I am just graduating college so budget is definitely a factor. Would like to be able to tie both freshwater and saltwater flies(including teasers and bucktail hooks for stripers with spin gear). I would like to keep things under $150 if possible.
  6. My first time tying up the Betsy. I’ve never fished the fly before but I just really liked BFDs pattern, use of materials and the story behind it. I tried it in a few different sizes and colors but I’m still trying to work out the right amount of materials. I’m using supreme hair, sf blend, and crystal flash/ lateral scale. If anyone wants to throw out some pointers or tips it would be much appreciated. Also if anyone can let me know if these are better tied sparse or a bit thicker.
  7. Hi All, I am NausetDog's older brother. I'm getting into fly fishing again after my first foray some 40 years ago. I'm looking forward to catching my first Striper on a fly!!! Regards, NausetFog
  8. Hello All: My family wants to take me to Islamorada for a few days in April of fly fishing for my 75th. Anyone out here have any suggestions as to where to stay, guides, days of the week to book, etc. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Tight lines. FR.
  9. Hello - I want to sell my 8wt 9ft TLr salt with a RLS reel from cabela's. The reel has seen some use with scratchs on the bottom, while the rod is in excellent condition. $120 for everything.
  10. I am looking to buy a flyrod holder to mount on my JVX 20 Carolina Skiff. I saw a post from Foulhook concerning a rod holder he made but I can't find the post. Can anyone help me steer in the right direction? Thanks!
  11. Would it be ok if I used 8 weight fly line on my 9 weight rod for striper? Would that work?
  12. Hello All, i am going to be traveling to Whidbey Island For two weeks for work, I am going to have two full wknds out there... I am being an 8WT and 9WT set up with me... I am very new to fly fishing... wasn’t sure if anyone would be willing to through me some pointers and or some spots to check out. I started fly fishing this year, I head out west a lot for work now so I’ve been trying trout fish... I have gotten fish to rise but nothing to report as far as any catch and releases. I always go to a couple local fly shops and ask around and buy a cpl flies to try and get some information from some locals. I am being told the Salmon should still be running and Coho will be around as well. Thank you and tight lines.
  13. Selling boat only. Priced to sell $2,800 Lightly used, some scratches on sides but ready to fish. Gheenoe Model 15-4 custom Light tackle version. Rated to 10 HP, will do 18mph with 2 people and gear. Factory setup with false floors, drains, large central storage, casting deck on the bow with seat mount trolling motor mount, pre-wired with an outlet to stern. Factory special Duck hunter olive green exterior with special dead grass interior Clean title one owner. Hard to find one of these here in the North. The boat is hand made in Florida.
  14. I’m heading to Sitka in the summer for work and am looking to tack be a a few days of river fishing for salmon. Anyone have a guide/outfitters recommendation?
  15. I keep losing the dumbbell eyes on my clouser minnows. It is driving me nuts. Not sure if it’s a casting problem or if I’m tying wrong or if I’m using a bad batch of dumbbells but I swear nothing is more frustrating than pulling in a weightless clouser after less than 10 minutes of casting, and then to have it happen again ten minutes later. I am relatively new to shore fishing big rods on the ocean, mostly a 2wt for Brookies kinda angler, and lots of my flies have lasted me 15 years so far... but maybe this is just an aspect of the surf game? Anyone else experience this? How often do you blow through flies?
  16. I am in the market for a SUP for fly fishing here in New England, specifically North Shore Massachusetts, New Hampshire Sea Coast, to the South Eastern coast of Maine. As you can imagine my biggest concerns being durability with the rocky coast as well as effectiveness out on the water in case of chop and wind. Using a kayak these days which is fine but would rather be standing to cast more effectively especially in deeper water and out on flats or shallows. Any feedback on models such as hard board to inflatables would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
  17. After years of fly fishing Rhode Island's East Bay, I am ready to share my knowledge with others in the form of a new blog: S.K.S Adventures. The blog is still in it's infancy, and I still have much to learn, but I hope that those who are interested in learning more about striped bass fly fishing will add the site to their regular rotation of online fly fishing content. There are posts about a whole range of fly fishing topics, with lots of content scheduled for the future. So far this blog has been a lot of fun for me. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do! Website: Facebook page: S.K.S Adventures
  18. Hey Everyone, Heading down to my house in Hyannis at the end of next week for a few days of fishing. Will probably be focused on the south side as that's close to my home. With that said wanted to start a thread to discuss GENERAL activity going on on the South Side of the cape. General areas where fish are found, best tides, lures being used and what the bait abundance looks like. Feel free to get as specific as you want, just not trying to get lit up for spot burning. If there is already one of these threads let me know and I will delete it. Best, Chad
  19. Hi-I just dusted off my boards and am ready I was wondering if anyone has any advice for parking and putting in SUP at Jamaica Bay for some sight fishing. Also, any reports of stripers yet? thanks
  20. Hey everyone, Longtime lurker, first time poster. I've managed to negotiate a half day of fishing in Jupiter when the wife and I go down to see my in-laws on the weekend of the 13th of April. I was planning on doing a morning kayak rental somewhere down there, does anyone have any tips? I was going to fly fish, have an 8 wt and a spool of floating line and intermediate and a fly tying bench with enough materials to add me to a PETA watch list. My plan right now is to rent a kayak at Jupiter Outdoor Center on Indian Town Road and paddle around there. Thanks in advance.
  21. Anyone familiar with best spots for fly fishing coastal Maine? As of now I'm thinking York, Kittery, Biddeford, Cape Porpoise areas but wanted to see if there are any secret gems out there that should be explored. Cheers!
  22. Selling lightly used Allen Kraken #3 in Dorado color. Only selling because I need to thin the herd! Reel is in great shape, nothing wrong with it, and is supposed to fit 7-9 wt rods but in my opinion it balances much nicer on 9-12 wts. It's just too much reel on a 7/8. It will come loaded with #30 orange dacron. Have plenty of fly lines from 8-10wt so let me know what you need and we can figure out the price. Selling reel with backing shipped to your door via Paypal (In lower 48) for $215. Mike
  23. Good day everyone! I'm new to the site, and coming here because it seems like I can't find a lick of (decent, respectable) info out there on the web for fly fishing stripers on the Colorado River near Laughlin, NV/Bullhead City, AZ. I plan on going down to Laughlin to visit family in mid-March with a couple eight-weights with both floating line and 30' sinktip and a ton of baitfish flies - large Clousers, Deceivers and some bunny leeches - standard pike fare for up here in the upper Midwest. I see there are a lot of "schoolers" - 1-to-5-pound fish - that are caught with standard plugs and spoons, but also a chance for bigger cows. Unfortunately, I don't see much on long-rodding on YouTube or elsewhere. If I'm missing a resource, please link me. Any advice you can give in general would be great for flies or if I'm underweight (I think I'm good for the smaller fish) or other thoughts. I'm guessing 12-20# fluoro for the tippet would be the ticket as that water appears to be cleeeeeeear! I'll be wading and shore fishing, so if anyone has some "general" locations to try (Big Bend SP looks good?), I'll take whatever you're willing to share.
  24. First post so, hello all! Planning a trip down to Marco Island for mid-May to do some fly fishing. I will be staying across the street from Tigertail Beach and I understand that gets pretty active as things heat up down there. Wondering if there are any extra tips, tricks, and info anyone has on their own excursions down that way and is willing to share. I'll be packing a 9-10 wt with floating and intermediate lines and am looking into some boots to wade through the muck and such. Please and thank you, tight lines!
  25. Hi, I want to purchase a bib or waders that will work for surf fishing, creek fishing, and to wear on a boat. I already know that I want to get a pair that goes up to my chest. I just can't decide whether to get one with built-in boots. stocking feet, or ones that just cut off at the ankle. I don't really want to have wear waders with built-in boots on a boat. However, I think that if I just slide boots over the bib with no feet, water will come in after the tops of my boots go underwater, and I won't have as much versatility. Do y'all think that I could buy the bibs that just go to the ankles and then buy hip boots and an elastic belt to go around my waders that the hip boots strap onto? I would tuck the bib into the hip boots. Or should I just get a pair with built-in shoes and look kind of dumb on the boat? I don't own a boat so I only fish with my friends who have boats and charters, and I do most of my surf fishing in the summer but occasionally in the fall/spring. I don't want to spend too much; they don't have to be insulated, I just want them to last. Thanks for the help.