Originally Posted by peregrines
Hate to see you miss out on this season--- is there anything in terms of spey claves etc. coming up that would allow you to get something and some practice in before they start piling up in the mouths (Sept for salmon and browns in October?)?
Don't worry about me - I've got plenty to keep me busy with learning just regular old fly fishing, at the moment (I'll still make my way out with a buddy's backup single-hand 8wt, regardless).
But I did find some more info on Great Lakes surf that I wanted to share:
Hatches Magazine - Tackling The Great Lakes Surf
Looks like it is indeed comparable to the right-coast striper fishing. I do think that I need more seat time before making such an investment. I'll certainly keep everyone posted.