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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. Brand new, never used Cheeky Limitless 475 and spare spool. This is in the limited edition all black that is currently sold out on their site. Awesome 10-12wt reel. Has a fully sealed drag and tons of stopping power. Awesome for fly fishing for tarpon, bull reds, stripers, albies or offshore. Comes complete with boxes, pouch, etc. retail is $670 for the reel and spool, now asking $450. PM or call/text 508-735- zero two nine eight
  15. Hello, Is there a fly box (brand, model and size, please) that you’d recommend? Looking for something that I can carry with me when wading; something that can carry Surf Candies, Deceivers, Clouser Deep Minnows... the usual. What about out those of you who also like to carry longer flies such as flat saddles? Thank you, John
  16. Hello! I hope you can help me. I don’t have an overweight two handed fly rod :-) What I do have is a TFO Pandion 13’9”, 9wt, and - I feel - too many grains. Question: any way to lighten its weight without buying a whole new set of fly lines? (My current setup is: 30 lb floating running line, 600 grain RIO Skagit iFlight shooting head, and the RIO iMOW tip (currently 150 grains). You see, not understanding anything, I went to the fly shop and showed them the rod. The rod states it is meant to cast 700 to 750 grains. However I found it hard to cast so I went on the TFO website and found the following recommendations for my rod model: Two-handed overhead casting: 525-600 grains 20-28 foot heads RIO Skagit Max Short RIO Skagit iFlight RIO Skagit iShort SA Skagit Extreme So for TFO to say it’s a 700-750 grain rod is quite off the mark. But I don’t want to rant. I want to fix this... Basically my problem is that I am asking the rod to cast 750 grains, though 600 grains is the recommended upper limit for overhead casting. My question is: IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO *NOT* ADD ANY MORE WEIGHT TO THE 600 GRAIN SHOOTING HEAD? (I’d rather not “perform surgery” on it if possible.) *My understanding is that it is OK to cast the floating shooting head without a tip (what kind of a leader would I need, or do I just add 3 feet of 12lb mono?) *Any way to make it intermediate or sink tip, again adding no weight or only a nominal amount? Can you help me? I’ve recently become unemployed and would rather not spend another $90 in tip and shooting head. THANK YOU!! John
  17. Selling an Orvis Fly vest (size - large,no signs of wear) and approx 150 - 200 flies. Most if not all flies from the urban angler or bedford sportsman. Flies in the box foam lined box have been used a little, all others i believe have never seen water. Price includes all the plastic boxes for the flies. No looking to separate the flies and boxes, thats 1 item the vest is another. Vest $55 Files and boxes $150 Buyer pays shipping
  18. You know what would be cool? A series of field recordings of stripers feeding in different waters, some still some with current, documenting them preying on different baits like crabs, shrimps, squids, and baitfishes, as well as different sizes of these baits and different sizes of stripers. I think it would be instructive and interesting like this one guy, in another thread, said: "I came across stripers feeding on the surface and they wouldn't touch my clouser! I was aghast." In response another guy said, "That's shrimp, in all likelihood, there's a fly for that." Well, there could be an app for that, too. An app of sounds. You'd need to do it with equipment that defeats the wind or on a windless day/night. Then we could do field recordings of various locations and the sounds there. Maybe it doesn't offer a lot of opportunity for self-promotion, but for those of you for whom enhancing your self-brand through eliciting polite adoration isn't the sole criterion in your selection of creative/recreational endeavors, it could be interesting, if only for producing a lasting record of sound at some of your favorite spots. Course, you'd have to stop fishing to make the recordings, which might make idea a non-starter!
  19. Hey guys - long time lurker, first-time poster. Thank you for all of the info and knowledge over the years! It has put me on a few schoolies which is a huge accomplishment considering that I am a Texas redfish guy and only get to fish the Northshore of Boston once or twice a year when visiting the in-laws. I typically bring an 8wt and throw clousers, deceivers and other minnow patterns and that seems to work well on the schoolies but I've yet to hookup with anything over 16". I'm restricted in my means of transportation and time since this is a non-fishing family, but I'm able to get out to a nearby beachfront and rock outcropping on most mornings which is the extent of my success. I will be back in the Swampscott/Marblehead/Salem area on July 7-10 and I'm looking to get into more than schoolies - can anyone point me towards a good guide or another tactic than fishing off rocky points? How about diy marsh/back bay fishing in that area? Would anyone want to split a guide w/ me? Or if you have room on your boat, I will be more than happy to pay for the gas and all the cold domestics your heart desires. I'm bringing my 8wt and 6wt for schoolies, figure that will make it a tad more exciting if that's all I can find. I'm also open to albies if that's on the menu but I'll have to club up if that's the case. Any advice or pointers would be great. Thanks in advance.
  20. What is the best reel for a 9wt fly rod for striped bass around $200?
  21. Hi guys, I visited Peters Pond in East Sandwich yesterday and left without grabbing my fly rod I left it resting on an upside down canoe at the boat launch, where they stock it I believe. If anyone can grab it and shoot me a message that would be greatly appreciated!! It is an albright fly rod and I can answer anymore questions.
  22. Hey guys, I have a Nissin Sasuke tenkara rod, it's about 5 feet. Test the ERN index, and it weighs to be about a 3wt, making it the perfect rig for smaller stream I like to fish. I want to convert it into a fly/spinning set up, using a full wells grip with some slip rings on the grip to position the rod wherever I please. Here are some questions. - I plan on putting a rod guide at the end of each section- this is a 5 piece rod, so there would be a tip top guide, stripping guide, and 3 running guides. Can I get away with that many guides? Seems like it could use one or two more, but if I were to put any more guides on, it wouldn't telescope properly. -The distance between the first stripping guide and the reel would be quite short if I were to place my stripping guide in the first section of the rod. There's about 7-9 inches between the guide and the reel if I were to do that. Should I do away with the stripping guide on the first section and place it on the section section? That would give it 17-20 inches of space between the reel and the stripping guide, but it would make it so that I would only have a 4 total guides as opposed to 5 which seems really sparse. To convey my ideas a bit better, here are some crudely drawn pictures of my plans. Let me know what you think guys! Tenkara to Fly plans. - Album on Imgur
  23. Hello everyone, First post as a new member of the forum. My background: I put in a lot of time fishing the Cape & Islands 10-15 years ago. My usual shore haunts were the Canal, Bass River/Yarmouth area, and Nantucket. I also did some boat excursions around PTown & the Islands - all great times. Work took me away for about a decade, but I am now back in the Dartmouth/Wesport area, and if the fishing is going to be anything like I experienced this October, I am glad to be back! I am typically a bomber, eel and pencil/spook guy, but I have decided to spend some serious time with the fly rod next season. I got lucky on gear (found a 3-Tand T-90 on sale during Black Friday and a G-Loomis 4xPro Short Stix 9 wt on closeout) but I am looking for recs on a good all-purpose short head line to go with them. I'll be spending most of my time wading in & around moving water in Westport/Dartmouth targeting bass - I imagine I am going to be throwing a lot of clousers and sand eel patterns. Also want something I will be able to throw (from a boat) at Albies come fall. I imagine this means at least an intermediate and probably a sinking line. I would say I am a decent caster with plenty of room for improvement. What do you guys think? Best, StripeDoc
  24. Lets see what you got i am sure some of you guys have tied some nice ones. Lets see them
  25. $1 dishpan from walmart and some 500lb paracord I have laying around. The total cost of building this is less than $2! Maybe I'll put some spikes/Cones/nylon screws on the bottom to help separate the line a little better.I made the paracord "belt clip" adjustable so different sized belt can be slided through. I didn't drill the dish pan since it might cause the plastic to break. I use a hot soldering iron to poke holes in the plastic instead. Works like a charm! Can't wait to take it out for a test.