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Old 05-05-2010, 12:46 PM
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Rip Trip advice

Hey Rip Trip veterans,

Coming up on the 15th I will going on my first rip trip. (almost got there last year but Keith had to turn back due to weather) I need some advice as to what kind of line(s) and flies I should bring along. On one spool I have a Rio intermediate Outbound and on the other a Rio Outbound DC type 3. Will the type 3 be enough to get the fly down in the rip? As to flies, I have some of the basics, but would like your suggestions. Any other advice would be appreciated too. I'm getting pumped for my first trip!!

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Old 05-05-2010, 12:52 PM
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Steve- I would recommend a DC 8 sinking line for the rip trip, in addition to the intermediate line- the heavier sinking line is particularly helpful if there are blues in the mix (they tend to feed higher in the water column than the stripers in the rip). As for flies, I've always had success at the rip with my best impersonation of Juro's Deep Eel
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As the doctor prescribes, the deep eel is always dependable.

This early the fish will probably eat anything you chuck. Also, this early in the season the blue's may not be as prevelant as later.

Hi density line is always a good bet when the current is running hard.

I like to bring a bunch of old, butt ugly, beat up, rusty hook flies (some or all these criteria apply to all my flies) to feed to the blues.
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Not to confuse things for Steve but I got most of my fish at the 'sweet spot' on an intermediate line. I think position was more important than depth, where the rip hits the shore and flattens out
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The 15th of what. Not May, I hope, as that is way too early.
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Steve, all good advice. Bring a pack with your lunch, water, rain jacket, sunscreen, etc. I usually bring an extra 9wt rod. Fishhawk needed it one year.

Let's hope the weather lets us make the trip. Last year we only had one trip due to weather postponements. Looking forward to this scouting trip in a couple of weeks.
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The 15th of what. Not May, I hope, as that is way too early.
No, it's not.
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Thanks for all the advice. I found Juro's recipe for the deep eel and will tie a bunch up this weekend in several colors and sizes. I'll be adding the DC 8 to my riptide too. How many lines is that I won now? Fred, I have a growing collection of ugly, rusty, beat up flies to feed the blues...Jim....you may have given me the best advice....an extra rod. I keep meaning to buy an extra tip for the xi2, but for now will carry that extra rod...


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