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Old 03-26-2019, 04:30 PM
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Can I add a little handle to the butt of my "new" 9' Lamiglas and call it Spey-ish?
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Old 03-26-2019, 04:41 PM
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Can I add a little handle to the butt of my "new" 9' Lamiglas and call it Spey-ish?

I really don't know how that would affect the casting... I think you'd have to just try it and see... I don't know of anyone who's done that. I mean, adjusting the handle length for spin or conventional rods is common, but the fly rod really is casting the line, not just a weight and really are designed from the ground up to have a certain flex, including the butt section etc. I don't know enough to say for sure
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:30 AM
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Either keep using what you have, or you can look at Sci Angler or Cortland lines, which seem to be mid-priced.

I like Rio better but those lines seem to be priced in the $90+ range, with Cortland and Sci Angler in the $50+/- range.

Just stay away from those sub $30 cheapies that I see around the 'net. Although if you buy a $8.99 fly line, you may just view it as a throwaway experiment LOL...

Fact is that shopping for a new fly line is a royal pain nowadays as companies seem bent on choosing the old GM method of marketing by creating multiple 'different' fly lines for different situations, where it may not matter practically.
Thanks Rob! I kind of thought I should steer clear of the 9.99 fly lines..It really is a PIA looking for a new line..I was gonna try to stay in the 50$ range..just so many out there
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:51 AM
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I'm not looking for a spot, just a general direction to head tomorrow.

Forecast is for warm and sunny with a south wind at around 10.

High tide is somewhere after 2:30PM.

I would think to head for someplace where I have the wind at my back and that maybe has fairly shallow, muddy or dark bottom.

I'm thinking of throwing plugs, swimmers or maybe a glider type of thing.


Does this strategy make sense to y'all?

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Old 03-27-2019, 08:07 AM
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From the reports I see, yup, makes sense Not that the south shore of the RB has any of those characteristics. Or one of the rivers. Or ....
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:48 AM
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Learn to cast without jumping into the skagit two handed fray. Besides..... casting 100 foot for stripers is like overshooting the runway at Newark Liberty Airport. The right spot is in front of you!
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:17 PM
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I'm not looking for a spot, just a general direction to head tomorrow.

Forecast is for warm and sunny with a south wind at around 10.

High tide is somewhere after 2:30PM.

I would think to head for someplace where I have the wind at my back and that maybe has fairly shallow, muddy or dark bottom.

I'm thinking of throwing plugs, swimmers or maybe a glider type of thing.


Does this strategy make sense to y'all?
Ditto Rob
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:53 PM
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I'm not looking for a spot, just a general direction to head tomorrow.

Forecast is for warm and sunny with a south wind at around 10.

High tide is somewhere after 2:30PM.

I would think to head for someplace where I have the wind at my back and that maybe has fairly shallow, muddy or dark bottom.

I'm thinking of throwing plugs, swimmers or maybe a glider type of thing.


Does this strategy make sense to y'all?
Joe, if your fishing the Raritan Bayshore area you should be scouting it at low tide since most areas are a mudflat and not too deep, this way you will know where the snags are,(old tires,abandon cars, old piling, lead slag, refrigerators, washers,dryers and anything else the hurricane Sandy put out there. Or just pm me where you were fishing and I?ll grab your lure at low tide
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:37 PM
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gonna probably be heading out tomorrow pm don't know if I should be throwing artificials yet or to stick with clams and bloodworms
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:13 AM
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Thanks Bay! I will only be able to get there mid-tide, so I will likely be leaving some hardware for your harvesting. It sounds like a real Scenic Wonderland!


When do people start fishing out toward the Hook itself or Bug Light? I had my first great experience fishing out there last spring in May (when I ran into Ben Gardner.)
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:45 AM
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I was waist high throwing plugs in the RB yesterday for the high tide along with about a dozen other guys, some of whom were dunking blood worms. Early on I caught one at about 16" on a paddle tail and neither saw nor heard of anything else caught. Maybe the action picked up after the tide turned and started flowing in the later PM, but I had to hustle home by then. I was not pleased that the wind which was forecast to be under 10 from the south was a steady 10+ from Brooklyn.



I didn't lose any plugs on snags, but that was probably just luck. I talked to a couple good guys, regulars there, very friendly and helpful.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:24 AM
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Skunked on the tidal river yesterday. I've been out there three times (two very different spots) but nothing yet. Been seeing guys online catch though so we'll see
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:42 PM
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I fished RB area today from shore, about 1pm until a little after 3, incoming tide. Nothing on bloodworms. Saw a few others guys trying both bait and plugs but didn’t see any fish.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:38 PM
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Caught striped and perch down the big bay.
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:14 AM
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Found a decent bite 2 nights ago..Put the kids to bed and fished 1030 till 2am..Landed 4 and dropped 4 with to many missed hits...Had great action for an hour then it shut right off..still waiting for my first 28in+ fish of the spring
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