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Old 09-21-2006, 08:47 AM
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If you were to tie one pattern for stripers....

...to use the rest of the season here in SE CT & RI, what would you tie?

Ray's Mullet Fly? Mullet deceiver? I only ask because I can't expend tons of money for lots of different materials.
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:33 AM
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small tan/white deceiver or clousers. i think you can cover just about every situation with those 2 flies tied in various sizes and color schemes.

i don't think i even have one dedicated mullet pattern in my box.
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Ray's fly ......
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:14 AM
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Glad I don't have to have just one, but the choice is easy - deep eel.
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:47 AM
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Chartreuse/white clouser minnow
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:32 PM
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Chartreuse/white clouser minnow
sweet...tied 4 of those just the other night.

i may do an olive/brown deceiver as well.

intersting answers, guys. thanks.
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:35 PM
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The mullet will have moved through in the next week or two so I would not focus too much on them if you are only wanting to tie one type of pattern.

Heading into the bullk of the migration I would focus on an up fly. Per usual the fish are going to for the most part be looking up and dragging around the bottom is not so much of a concern, especially if you are fishing rocky areas. A jigging type action fly will work but I prefer something you can fish a little more.

Silversides and bunker are going to be the predominent food source in this area but if you are in estuaries do not forget shrimp are still around.

I agree with Jim on the ray's fly. A simple tie and will take blues, stripers and albies. Since it is sooo simple to tie I would also have a couple bigger but sparse flies in the 6-8 inch range mimicing the big bunker that will be around. Find a pattern that has some inherent movement in it and does not look like a wet rag in the water. Ray Bondorew's book , which is sounds like you are familiar with, has some good ones that are easy ties.

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SE CT & RI... whoops!

My previous reply was definitely Cape-centric. The schoolies on cape are focused on peanuts and small stuff like but the 8 consecutive keeper landings while guiding on the cape this time of year have all come on sand eels in the 6" range right in the sand and those cleaned were void of bunker despite being nearby. It doesn't take a rocket scientist when you see a dozen pop out of the sand and re-bury themselves a few feet away every step you take.

But as for the most common shorelines in that region I would have to say a variation of Page's Bigeye Baitfish would be my #1 choice, tied large to get the attention of fish of a more substantial size.

Mid-sized bunker are starting to show have consistently brought some of the best big fish action on a fly of the year for me over the years across a broad range of the coastline.
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Another vote for Ray's Fly. A true classic , Ray really nailed it when he came up with this fly. My second fly would also be the tan and white clouser.
Now , for the Flats on the Cape the Deep Eel. But the Holy Smoke version.
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ran up to boondocks on a wet sat morning and picked up materials for a weekend of tying. my cat thanks everyone in general for the flashabou.

thanks for the all the great info guys.
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pollack

Hi Guys.

I could not help myself and had to go with the fall # 4 pollack fly. I like them about 6 inches long.
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