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A Striper on the Fly From the Shore for 12 Consecutive Months

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On 1/1/2019 at 1:01 PM, 02807Fish said:

Steve,

 

Please post a photo of the Betsy.  Thanks.

 

Mark

I’m on my iPad but I will post a picture of the original Betsy in a few minutes when I get on my lap top

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27 mins ago, bonefishdick said:

The Original Betsy

 

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Thanks Dick.  I'm looking forward to seeing you tie some up at the Bear's Den.

 

Mark

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6 hours ago, bigredgolf said:

Steve, how are you coming to determine the fish's approx. age?

It's intuitive that the bigger the fish, the older it is. So your 14" schooligan is probably a couple years old. Once you get into the 25-lb class, you're looking at a dozen years old or so. There are length/weight/age charts all over the web.

 

And thanks everyone so much for the kind words and support. A little perseverance and I'll take all the good fortune I can get.

 

Now, we need a little January thaw...

 

Steve Culton

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Looking forward to tying at the Bearsden, the Betsy will be a fly I will be tying and i will have it laid out in the various steps required to make a Betsy !

 

While the Betsy is best known for being tied in Chartreuse and Yellow, the Betsy is really a style and can be tied in a number of colors limited only to your imagination, this is also one pattern that has produced extremely well. Shown Wet and Dry.

 

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I would also just like to mention that I want to thank Steve for trying to get his December fish on the Betsy, all one can do is try and I thank him for his effort, it was very appreciated by me, thanks Steve.

 

Just for the heck of it , a few more betsy's in other colors.

 

 

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1 hour ago, bonefishdick said:

 

 

I would also just like to mention that I want to thank Steve for trying to get his December fish on the Betsy, all one can do is try and I thank him for his effort, it was very appreciated by me, thanks Steve.

 

 

I was really bummed that it didn't happen, and the spot where I was fishing it is usually money in early December. The problem, I think, was unseasonable cold plus a massive amount of rain 48 hours earlier. I was fishing it with a full sink line along the bottom when the river gods decided they wanted a Betsy for their collection. I still have one, and may try it again this month. Good health and a good year to you, sir!

 

Steve Culton

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