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neck4752 06-21-2005 07:46 PM

First Time Fly Fisher
Alright guys I love fishing, and Live in MA and love stripers too. I bought a fly rod because I heard it is addictive and great for catching stripers. Only problem is I aint catching nothing. Is it the flies im using maybe? Or my technique? I have an 8wt. rod.
Please any info is appreciated.


juro 06-21-2005 08:54 PM

Jim -

You got my curiosity. Where do you fish?

neck4752 06-21-2005 11:17 PM

Northeast MA

FishHawk 06-22-2005 04:21 AM

Jim you'll have to give us more information than that. We all fish the Northeast.
FishHawk :smokin:

neck4752 06-22-2005 10:41 AM

Im right near salem. You guys know any good areas to work the fly rod around here? Plus I dont know what I should be using for flies. And I think my casting is a bit off and I may be forming bad habits.


jfbasser 06-22-2005 10:44 AM

Check your PM ( private messages)

Smcdermott 06-22-2005 10:48 AM


No personal knowledge of that area but if I were you I would visit your local fly shop. I have heard great things about the guys at First Light in Rowley.


flydoc 06-22-2005 06:27 PM

Shop in Beverly
Jim-sent you a private message about a nice shop in Beverly I've been to before- very helpful folks there when I went. Grew up on the North Shore; now live on the Cape. Fair number of regulars on this board who live and fish the North Shore area, so wouldn't hurt to post dates/places you're planning to fish to see if anyone from the Forum would be willing to hook up with you. Being a relative newbie myself, I can say in all honesty that the folks I've encountered through this Forum have been responsible for the majority of my salt water fly fishing knowledge. They're a great group.

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