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Old 01-30-2006, 06:14 PM
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Striper season dreamin'

1) causeway at dusk
2) mecca after a big tide
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:15 PM
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An '06 Recon Sortie...
Everything that's old is new...
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:47 PM
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Men,

I was out at the in-laws' place in Portsmouth, NH this weekend. I scouted some new spots and I was practically shaking as I stood at a new found rip and thought about swinging a fly into the deep hole to my right.

If the temp was -10 degrees like it was last year at the end of January then maybe my striper jones would be frozen solid and dormant. But, lately the striper jones has come to life and it has started scratching at my brain.

I look forward to a good year this year. I wish you all the same.

But for now, I wait...

I hope that all is well,

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Thanks for the pictures, they are really nice. 80 degree days and 70 degree nights. 80 degree days and 70 degree nights. Fish moving up on the flats. Fish moving up on the flats. Repeat after me, 80 degree _ _ _ _
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:10 PM
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Last year the tuna really took away from the time on the flats. Hope to get back into the game this summer.
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:51 PM
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What are the green guys on the right sideof the box?
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:07 PM
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Dave,

Those are all Green Diablos by Alan Caolo. In fact most of the box is composed of stuff from him and Dave Skok. I am a big fan of their stuff as they tend to be relatively simple to tie and use natural materials that have a lot of inherent action. The Diablos are a great fly for estuary fishing with grass banks or patches of grass throughout.

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Old 01-31-2006, 01:12 PM
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Sean-

I know that the recipe for the Diablo is rather simple, but I can't seem to find it anywhere on the web, even with the help of search engines. Could you provide some details either here or in the fly archive section, or point me to a recipe that I'm overlooking? It would be a big help if you could.

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Old 01-31-2006, 02:09 PM
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Mark,

There really is no standard receipe for these as they are really more of a style of pattern. You can use either a palmered hackle or marabou for the tail with or w/o some rubber legs. For the body you need to wrap some variegated chenile with a hackle palmered over it, again adding legs to taste! Forgot to mention the heavy lead eyes to start. That's about it. You can get more or less fancy as you wish but I haven't found the fish to be that concerned with exactness. The toughest part of these flies in my opinion is finding a nice webby neck for use in the palmering. I have yet to find the perfect one myself. I know Al did a piece on this fly for one of the mags but I can't recall which one off the top of my head. I will try and look tonight. I think it was like late '02 early '03 and in FFSW but I couln't find it on their site. You can also vary the color to match the bottom. Some in yellow or cream have worked for me on more molted or sandy bottoms.

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Old 01-31-2006, 02:14 PM
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Sean so pretty much a wooly bugger with lead eyes? Sounds like it would work swell around my area.

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Sean so pretty much a wooly bugger with lead eyes? Sounds like ti would work swell around my area.

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Yes, but a little more bushy. I believe Al stated he in the article that the original attempts at the green crab were wooly's and this pattern evolved from it. Not a pattern I would fish blind as it is fished almost still and the takes are very subtle. A quick strip strike will help prevent the fish getting hooked deep. Very cool to watch the fish tip up, flare the gills and inhale it though. Man is it May yet!
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Thanks Sean, that helps a great deal.
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Thanks Sean I'm going to spin a couple up
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