Blog, Stripers

Weekend Warrior: Redemption Song

I come to you in better spirits on this fine Friday evening in July. It happened today. I swallowed my pride, traveled away from my usual haunts and fished a new area with Todd of Dupe a Fish and his buddy Chris. Well, folks, turns our it was a pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good move. […]

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Blog, Stripers

Weekend Warrior: R.E.F.L.E.C.T.

Time to R.E.F.L.E.C.T, and find out what it means to me (points if you sung that in your head). Considering this weekend is right around the midpoint of the striper season, the weather is going to be crap, and I’m just about reaching that point of total frustration with striper fishing where I thought seriously […]

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Blog, Stripers

Weekend Warrior: This feels like the beginning of something

The first verse of striper season begins with silence and a subtle, increasing hum. Then, two words whispered through trusted circles of fishing buddies, shared on fishtagram pages and across fishing forums threads: they’re here. The stripers are here. How long have we waited to hear or utter those two words? How many cold nights […]

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Blog, Recent Reports, Stripers

Stripers in the time of Corona

These are strange times to be talking about fish. Our life for the foreseeable future is a jumbled mess of TBDs, depressing statistics, and undefined timelines. So, you’ll excuse me if all I’m thinking about is the arrival of marone saxatilis. Everything is an uncertainty right now. But one steadfast inevitability we can continue to […]

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Blog, Gear and Tactics, Stripers

Early Spring Striper lure and fly box

Can you feel it? It feels like it’s getting to be striper time. Let’s go catch some. Folks are split on whether or not this mild winter will drastically affect the migration of our striped friends. My thoughts? I don’t think we’ll be getting anything crazy like migratory fish the first week in April, but […]

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Blog, Fly Fishing, Recent Reports, Stripers, Trout

Weekend Warrior: Do you feel it?

Spring, that is. Spring is officially here. Well, actually, not officially, but you get the point. When those stocking trucks start-a-rollin’ you can’t help but feel like spring is rolling in too. Not to mention the veritable chorus of birds I’m hearing in the morning, the reports of scout herring in the runs, and whispers […]

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