04-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Re: Striper Shadness?
In a rip like that the bass are going to holding tight to cover like a trout in pocket water, waiting for the bait to come to them
You'll need to get down near the bottom and practically hit them in the head 'cuz they'll be unlikely to chase a lone fly up near the surface.
That's going to be tough with a floating line, but it can be done. Use extra weight where you can. A lead head or even splitshot.
I'd use a fly that's big and flashy with a lot of action. Maybe a flashtail Clouser or a big half&half.
Cast the fly way up so that the fly has a chance to sink and then literally walk down the shore line at the same pace as the current so drag can't pull the fly up off the bottom.
Expect the largest striper to be exactly where the rip current is running the fastest
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Last edited by Rip Tide; 04-09-2013 at 03:04 PM.