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Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 05-26-2005, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Oystercatcher
John I don't know who makes them. I don't think...

John I don't know who makes them. I don't think they sell very many of them. Very little feedback out there.

Matt
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 05-25-2005, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Oystercatcher
Abel Rods?

Any opinions / experience out there on Abel's larger rods (10-14) wt?

How fast are they? How do they throw? How would you compare them to RPLXI, T&T or Powell?
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 03-08-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By Oystercatcher
Here are some I use. Big guys are on tubes. ...

Here are some I use. Big guys are on tubes. small on TMC 911. Thanks to Kush for the education on tubes this winter.
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 03-07-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By Oystercatcher
I fish 'em big in may and june any time water is...

I fish 'em big in may and june any time water is making up a rip.

I fish 'em small in late July/early august when the little guys show up.

In order of use: white, pink, orange, red, green
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 03-07-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Oystercatcher
Haven't had any problems with short hits on squid...

Haven't had any problems with short hits on squid flies, but maybe it's because the patterns I tie have the hook pretty close to the eyes. I tie 5" versions on a tiemco 911 and have revently...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 03-01-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Oystercatcher
fishing is great then. Lots of hard tails...

fishing is great then. Lots of hard tails around, but much less boat traffic during the week as school year has started, which brings a sharp decline in people activity that time of year.

Beach...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 02-14-2005, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,456
Posted By Oystercatcher
Let me start by saying this is way too complex an...

Let me start by saying this is way too complex an issue, (that includes among other variables, economics, biology, state laws and lots of emotion) to be summarized bya few pithy paragraphs....but I...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 02-03-2005, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By Oystercatcher
Thanks for posting that pic, Kush. They look...

Thanks for posting that pic, Kush. They look like they would catch pretty good. I'm a believer in those rubber skirts for squid too.

Oh, and don't let any "split bamboo purists" get you down. ...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 02-02-2005, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By Oystercatcher
Hey Kush-- found the thread but no pic of...

Hey Kush--

found the thread but no pic of your 'kalimari'....do you have one you could post?

TIA
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 02-02-2005, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By Oystercatcher
Thanks for the ideas Kush--I'll give them a shot....

Thanks for the ideas Kush--I'll give them a shot.

A friend gave me some of the plastic tubing you mentioned, which should work well.

Nothing better than when the squidhounds show up big in...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-18-2005, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Oystercatcher
The specific weight that throws best with your...

The specific weight that throws best with your rod will depend on your casting style and that blank. Never thrown with a TFO so can't comment specifically.
I have a 425 on a 9 wt sage and it's a...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 01-11-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By Oystercatcher
Tube Fly Questions

I've been tying big squid and baitfish flies for years but only beginning experiments with with tube flies, and have a few questions for you tube vets:

How big (diameter) are the tubes you use? I...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 12-15-2004, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,805
Posted By Oystercatcher
You might also look at Jeff Smith's "Buffy"...

You might also look at Jeff Smith's "Buffy" patterns. They're a build on Rich Murphy's Conomo Special-- they both use corsair tubing as a spreader under kinky fiber. The result is a big profile and...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 12-13-2004, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,838
Posted By Oystercatcher
Might want to check out Hooks for the Fly by...

Might want to check out Hooks for the Fly by William Schmidt. My copy is published in 2000 so may not be as current as you are looking for, but a pretty thorough reference.
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