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, Cape Cod, Fly Fishing

Weekend Warrior: Look at all those chickens

And by chickens, I mean feeding, dive bombing, screeching birds. Thousands of them! This week, the bait fuse was lit across Buzzards Bay, the Southside, and Cape Cod Bay. And of course, waves of migratory bass followed. We really have two major size classes all the way from Buzzards Bay to Boston right now– 22″ […]

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Blog, Fly Fishing

Fly of the Month: Mitchell’s Dancing Minnow

April’s Fly of the Month Club is brought to you by Dan Wells. I wanted to start by saying I consider myself an “adaptive” fly tier not an “innovator”. All of the flies I have created that are “new” are all from blending together elements of existing patterns that I have learned from “innovative” fly […]

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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, Podcasts

Anthony Cole on big bass and big flies, Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Anthony Cole, master of catching big bass on the fly rod. While gushing over the flies Anthony brought, we forecast the coming striper season on the Cape, chat about beast flies, and discuss the parallels between cooking and fly tying. But mostly, I just gush over the flies Anthony […]

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