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Old 05-15-2002, 03:10 PM
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First Striper of the season fly?

For those who have been lucky enough to get out, what worked for you?

For me - Flip Pallot's Prince of Tides. I was trying to use something without clouser eyes. I thing the barbie fly would have worked the fish were so desperate to be hooked!

What worked for you?
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Old 05-15-2002, 03:16 PM
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You'll like this, Jeff. My first stripers of the year where taken on CLOUSERS, either an all chartruese or a red and white.

I LIKE CLOUSERS TOO!

I look forward to the days of fishing bangers and pencil poppers for schooling stripers and blues, and to throwing sand eel patterns to fish on the flats.

I have to stop thinking about all of this. I need to concentrate on work. :eyecrazy:
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Old 05-15-2002, 03:29 PM
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Capt. Ray's Clouser that he gave me at the Spring Clave is all I've caught fish on so far. He was right. It does catch fish. Even in the pounding surf on the outside of South Beach.

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Old 05-15-2002, 03:33 PM
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Dead drifting a rays fly worked for me.
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Old 05-15-2002, 04:22 PM
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Drifting a no recipe flatwing on Nauset beach. 29"
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Old 05-15-2002, 04:40 PM
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Grego's epoxy sandeel from the SW fly swap.

Thanks Grego!
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Old 05-15-2002, 07:55 PM
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Olive/chartreuse/white Clouser during the day, black deceiver and black deer hair bass bug at night.

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Old 05-15-2002, 08:06 PM
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it was anything with a hook fished deep......
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Old 05-15-2002, 09:13 PM
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Clousers (aka jig) on the lower Housy in April - but - 50+ on an L&L special flatwing in one day somewhere on the cape recently. Those who got one in the swap - don't be shy. Fish it on a floater. They come up from nowwhere and grab it with a lovely surface splash
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rootbeerish deep eel. sight fishing south beach.
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For me it was a chartreuse and white Clouser. My first striper of the season, 24" beauty fresh from the sea. Its my go to fly. Maybe because I caught my first ever striper on this fly. I have spent the winter tying the flatwing style fly, which is the current hot fly this year and but I still reach for my confidence fly evertime.

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Old 05-16-2002, 06:06 AM
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Twinkie on a Unique Hair white/olive-chartruese blend Deep Eel clouser.
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An old sneaker with some crystal flash on it

OK, actualy Olive over White Clouser for a pig 18" er.

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Thanks guys, I figured some of the newbies/ lurkers out there might be encouraged by the ease of fly selection for this time of year - as long as the fish are where you are, it doesn't really matter what fly you're using.

By the way, just to clarify, my fly was un-weighted & I used an intermediate line. Trying to reatly reduce the QD use this season.
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Olive Popolvic "Hollow" deciever. 3 inches.. olive and white with flash dispersed as called for in his recipe.
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