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: The First Joisey Flatwing Fling and Mini-Clave

Doc Duprey
10-27-2002, 08:25 AM

Looks like the First Joisey Flatwing Fling and Mini-Clave is a go! There has been a lot of interest expressed, so let's set a date, time and meeting place for a get-together to chase stripers and blues at Sandy Hook!

Tide Info:

For 11/2-3
High: 5:12 AM 5:29 PM
Low: 11:31 AM 11:54 PM
High: 6:02 AM 6:22 PM
Low: 12:25 PM

For 11/9-10
High: 11:10 AM 11:48 PM
Low: 4:47 AM 5:37 PM
High: 12:08 PM
Low: 5:42 AM 6:37 PM

For 11/23-24 (Flytying Symposium weekend)
High: 9:17 AM 10:06 PM
Low: 3:20 AM 4:13 PM
High: 10:01 AM 10:59 PM
Low: 3:59 AM 4:55 PM

Earlier is better as the fish may have largely moved south by the end of the month, or so goes the prevailing local wisdom.

E-mail or post with your interest and preferred dates and we'll get this set up.

Best regards,


10-27-2002, 09:34 AM

Any of those dates works for me.

10-30-2002, 08:46 AM
When a date settled by the masses just let me know and I will meet all of you there. Could a couple of buddy's ( that know the area ) join in as well??

Adrian, get your Yak to the Hudson and fish the rip at Tellers Point. BLUES & BASS.

10-30-2002, 08:51 AM

Thanks for the heads-up - I'll check tides for this week-end :D

10-30-2002, 08:51 AM
It will be the weekend of the big Somerset show for me, two birds with one stone. I have a big release at work that week but if all goes well I should get the green light.

Not sure if I will be fishing a floating line with a daisy chain of flatwings, but I plan on being there just the same. ;)

Doc Duprey
10-30-2002, 09:04 AM
Well, the votes are in and it looks like it's going to happen as follows:

Saturday 11/9

Meet in the first parking lot after entering the Hook at 2:00 PM and fish both sides of the low.

Sunday 11/10

Meet at same spot at 5:00 AM and fish the incoming 'till whenever!

Juro, sorry you can't make it but let's get together the weekend of the Fly Tying Symposium...I have a permit and while no expert, can get yo to the major locations. It would be my pleasure.

Mike, no problem. Anybody with a sense of humor (and a fly rod) is welcome!

Adrian, still tying those flatwings? There are some good spots. You might also consider bringing the 'yak, though that is totally your call. I can think of an interesting spot I plan on investingating in the spring when I get mine. Just a thought.

Anyway, map and additional details to follow.

Best regards and looking forward to seeing you there!


11-01-2002, 11:56 AM
Hmm . . . Mapquest says the travel time from my house to Sandy Hook is 4 hours and 2 minutes. That's even closer than Chatham!

Doc - Got any lodging info for that area? I may try to join you guys.


11-01-2002, 05:28 PM
Hey Doc,

The 9th is opening day of deer season in my neck of the woods. We can fish for stripers 12 months of the year, but we only have a couple weeks to deer hunt. Sorry, I won't make it. Wouldn't mind getting back to my boyhood waters sometime next year tho for Flatwing Fling II. :-)