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: Striper season dreamin'


juro
01-30-2006, 07:14 PM
1) causeway at dusk
2) mecca after a big tide

Penguin
01-30-2006, 08:15 PM
An '06 Recon Sortie...
Everything that's old is new... :confused:

doogue
01-30-2006, 08:47 PM
Men,

I was out at the in-laws' place in Portsmouth, NH this weekend. I scouted some new spots and I was practically shaking as I stood at a new found rip and thought about swinging a fly into the deep hole to my right.

If the temp was -10 degrees like it was last year at the end of January then maybe my striper jones would be frozen solid and dormant. But, lately the striper jones has come to life and it has started scratching at my brain.

I look forward to a good year this year. I wish you all the same.

But for now, I wait...

I hope that all is well,

Mike

jfbasser
01-30-2006, 10:02 PM
Salter's the Middleside

OC
01-30-2006, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the pictures, they are really nice. 80 degree days and 70 degree nights. 80 degree days and 70 degree nights. Fish moving up on the flats. Fish moving up on the flats. Repeat after me, 80 degree _ _ _ _ ;)

Smcdermott
01-30-2006, 11:10 PM
Last year the tuna really took away from the time on the flats. Hope to get back into the game this summer.

Dave17
01-31-2006, 01:51 PM
Sean,

What are the green guys on the right sideof the box?

Smcdermott
01-31-2006, 02:07 PM
Dave,

Those are all Green Diablos by Alan Caolo. In fact most of the box is composed of stuff from him and Dave Skok. I am a big fan of their stuff as they tend to be relatively simple to tie and use natural materials that have a lot of inherent action. The Diablos are a great fly for estuary fishing with grass banks or patches of grass throughout.

Sean

Dble Haul
01-31-2006, 02:12 PM
Sean-

I know that the recipe for the Diablo is rather simple, but I can't seem to find it anywhere on the web, even with the help of search engines. Could you provide some details either here or in the fly archive section, or point me to a recipe that I'm overlooking? It would be a big help if you could.

Thanks.

Smcdermott
01-31-2006, 03:09 PM
Mark,

There really is no standard receipe for these as they are really more of a style of pattern. You can use either a palmered hackle or marabou for the tail with or w/o some rubber legs. For the body you need to wrap some variegated chenile with a hackle palmered over it, again adding legs to taste! Forgot to mention the heavy lead eyes to start. That's about it. You can get more or less fancy as you wish but I haven't found the fish to be that concerned with exactness. The toughest part of these flies in my opinion is finding a nice webby neck for use in the palmering. I have yet to find the perfect one myself. I know Al did a piece on this fly for one of the mags but I can't recall which one off the top of my head. I will try and look tonight. I think it was like late '02 early '03 and in FFSW but I couln't find it on their site. You can also vary the color to match the bottom. Some in yellow or cream have worked for me on more molted or sandy bottoms.

Sean

sean
01-31-2006, 03:14 PM
Sean so pretty much a wooly bugger with lead eyes? Sounds like it would work swell around my area.

-sean

Smcdermott
01-31-2006, 03:19 PM
Sean so pretty much a wooly bugger with lead eyes? Sounds like ti would work swell around my area.

-sean

Yes, but a little more bushy. I believe Al stated he in the article that the original attempts at the green crab were wooly's and this pattern evolved from it. Not a pattern I would fish blind as it is fished almost still and the takes are very subtle. A quick strip strike will help prevent the fish getting hooked deep. Very cool to watch the fish tip up, flare the gills and inhale it though. Man is it May yet!

Dble Haul
01-31-2006, 03:19 PM
Thanks Sean, that helps a great deal. :)

Dave17
01-31-2006, 04:56 PM
Thanks Sean I'm going to spin a couple up:smokin:

FredA
01-31-2006, 05:50 PM
And now, back to Striper Season Dreamin...

FredA
01-31-2006, 06:17 PM
Also lookin forward to fishin with old friends, like Pistol Pete and new friends like OC and JJones.

jfbasser
01-31-2006, 08:36 PM
Ice Out 04

flydoc
01-31-2006, 09:48 PM
FishHawk gives this thread the thumbs up....while JimS tries to convince Big Blue to become a sponsor.....:hihi:

juro
02-01-2006, 12:02 AM
Also lookin forward to fishin with old friends, like Pistol Pete and new friends like OC and JJones.

Nice fish off the creek Penguin!

Couple of ex-hippies gone flats rat in the second pic ;) :biggrin:

Slinger
02-01-2006, 12:24 AM
Seans got crabs, but the tuna will cure that!
Slinger

Slinger
02-01-2006, 12:36 AM
Here`s one of Capt. Ray with a guest. I thought this guy had Moby by the %#^% but it was only a 16 " fish hooked in the wrong end.
Slinger

juro
02-01-2006, 07:05 AM
Happy client (Monomoy '04)

http://flyfishingforum.com/chronicles/monomoy2004/cow01.jpg (http://flyfishingforum.com/chronicles/monomoy2004/Holycow.wmv)

Penguin
02-01-2006, 09:41 AM
Beach Ninja In The Zone! :wink:

Stevo
02-01-2006, 05:20 PM
http://static.flickr.com/25/49441506_52226a4555.jpg

Lined up at Morris Island.

FredA
02-01-2006, 06:08 PM
Besides dreamin of June on the bayside and nightmares about not getting to Acklins this year (all the worst because when you wake up you realize it's not a dream) I daydream of getting out to the PNW to fish from OC's inshore skiff.

OC
02-01-2006, 06:49 PM
Thanks Fred,

Who is that fat guy ? Come visit and see the new boat. I will wait to post a picture of her untill back in the water. Hey at the end of that line is a real Cape Cod Sluggo. Best lure ever for Ling Cod.