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Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 08-27-2004, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Gartooth
Very nice. I like the depth and volume of...

Very nice.

I like the depth and volume of the belly.

Casey
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 08-26-2004, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,225
Posted By Gartooth
Hank, If you can stand it, you might also...

Hank,

If you can stand it, you might also try a "boogie board." You can pick one up at Wally World in most coastal areas cheap and they are quite durable. Think you could strap on a variety of...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 08-26-2004, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Gartooth
Thanks, I would be interested in that. Casey

Thanks, I would be interested in that.

Casey
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 08-26-2004, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Gartooth
The 8 can be overpowered on the jetties by a king...

The 8 can be overpowered on the jetties by a king or jack, but can handle most of the others. Actually, I don't care much for any fly rod off the jetties even though there is some good fishing to be...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 08-26-2004, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Gartooth
I guess motivating factors are the same no matter...

I guess motivating factors are the same no matter where you go. Folks down here are missing out. I'll just enjoy it to myself until they catch on!

Rod-wise, I prefer an RPLX 8-weight, loaded...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 08-26-2004, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Gartooth
Discovering the Surf

Greetings to all.

I am hoping some of you might provide me with a perspective on the factors contributing to the growth of surf fly-fishing along the East Coast. I fly-fish the Texas surf avidly,...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-17-2004, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Gartooth
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-17-2004, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Gartooth
Question Flatwing Fly Information

Greetings,

I am hoping that you experts can point me toward some information on the flatwing fly. I fly fish the surf here in Texas, and the flatwing fly is nearly unheard of, but I have been...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-11-2004, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Gartooth
Thanks... will do. Same here on the fall...

Thanks... will do.

Same here on the fall down factor. Had a near miss on barnacle encrusted jetties and tossed the basket in the truck. Never really tried it again since then.

Casey
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-11-2004, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Gartooth
Stripping Baskets

Greetings,

I have a small Rubbermaid box full of 1/2 inch holes that I made several years ago to be used as a stripping basket. I never really got comfortable with the feel of it. It blocked the...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-09-2004, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,744
Posted By Gartooth
I donated the 8-9 as a prize in a friendly catch...

I donated the 8-9 as a prize in a friendly catch and release surf challenge last year. My best friend ended up with it, loves it, and enjoys showing me the reel frequently and recounting how he won...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-09-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Gartooth
Dave- You will be in Houston? Or, Corpus...

Dave-

You will be in Houston? Or, Corpus Christi?

If you are in Houston, Galveston bay complex is about 50 miles away. Capt. Chris Phillips, Bayou Vista, TX, is a fly fishing guide in the...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-08-2004, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,744
Posted By Gartooth
Gold Cup (B.P. Shops) fly reel

Any thoughts on the 8-9 wt. Gold Cup large arbor fly reel. They appear to be good quality for the price (165.00). Large arbor, large knurled drag knob you can get your fingers around, and large...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 04-06-2004, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Gartooth
Sharks in Surf

Greetings,

On another thread, I mentioned that the presence of sharks in the Padre Island surf sometimes discouraged the timid from wading. This photo was taken last year by Billy Sandifer, a...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-06-2004, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Gartooth
PINS is a neat place and a vast fishery. I still...

PINS is a neat place and a vast fishery. I still love to pursue reds on foot in the flats, but easing a truck down the beach in search of birds working or tight pinches and guts where the predators...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-06-2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Gartooth
The Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) surf is...

The Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) surf is under-explored by fly fisherman, although Pluggers and shark fisherman have been fishing it for generations.

PINS begins approx. 15 miles south...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-06-2004, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Gartooth
This is the fly I catch about 75% of my PINS surf...

This is the fly I catch about 75% of my PINS surf fish on. Clouser style fly with a beefy chunk of silver Crystal Flash and several strands of black synthetic mono. Sometimes add rattles to the...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-06-2004, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Gartooth
Juro, I don't use a stripping basket. Never...

Juro,

I don't use a stripping basket. Never have liked the feel of them. Some folks here use a product called a Strip-n-aid, which is essentially an adjustable peg board that rides on the hip...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-06-2004, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Gartooth
Ladyfish, specks, spanish macks, tarpon, jack...

Ladyfish, specks, spanish macks, tarpon, jack crevalle, bluefish, reds... etc... The most exciting are probably the schools of marauding Jack Crevalle. I like the spanish mackeral, specks, and...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-06-2004, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By Gartooth
Dr. Popper

Here's one more favorite. I call it the Dr. Popper. Popping lip crafted from plastic soft drink bottle. Really has good action in the water. Foam board body, prism tape, doll eyes, coated in...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-06-2004, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Gartooth
Juro, Glad to be here. Stumbled on to the...

Juro,

Glad to be here. Stumbled on to the forum, so not sure if it is an appropriate venue for Redfish topics. Looks like you guys are die hard striper enthusiasts.

The coastal fisheries in...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-06-2004, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Gartooth
Soldier Fly

This is a fly I have been using to catch Reds on the Texas Flats for many years. Wing is bucktail and synthetic fibers, eyes are burned mono, head is nylon yarn soaked in epoxy.
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