I don’t get to fish for striper often and as such, I’ve yet to catch one. They’re on my list though. My siblings both live in New England along the water so one of these visits I’m determined to get one out of the salt. This was one of the flies I used for a recent attempt for some landlocked, PA stripers;
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…trying to imitate the local fare.
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Been itching to give tandems a goAnother trick that old guy showed me was a tandem streamer set up for stripers.
One streamer was tied to the main tippet as usual.
A second was tied with a loop knot above a tightly tied bobber stop or yarn knot so it could slide on the main line.
The second streamer was a little shorter than the main streamer, both set around 18-24 in.
The trick was adding a little lead wire as weight to each streamer so that when the line was given a tug both moved erratically not just in a straight line. The idea was a couple of bait fish feeding. Strange as it looks the streamers rarely tangle.
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No, although I have fished it a few times in the past and it is the closest option for me to target them. My recent outing was Raystown Lake (PA’s largest lake).The pack? I fished there for years a kid an never managed to run into any stripers...I know guys did well trolling and even through the ice though....beautiful pattern
I fish 2 flys on the beach all the time. Any reason for not tying a dropper loop on the main line? Then you can loop to loop your flys for quick changes. In your example I'm not sure what the lead does except to get the flys down like tying patterns with dumbell eyes like clousers. Is that the goal?
I did not come up with this it, was shown to me. The point of not using a dropper off the main line and instead allowing the second streamer to slide up the main line is just that, to allow it more freedom. And no, the lead is not to simply get the flies to sink. It is to change the balance of the streamer. The lead is attached on the shank or on the bend or where ever it takes to make the two streamers dance when the line is given a quick tug. I asked him once, why not just tie a plastic lip on the head of the fly? He said he never thought about that but maybe I should try it, but I never did.I fish 2 flys on the beach all the time. Any reason for not tying a dropper loop on the main line? Then you can loop to loop your flys for quick changes. In your example I'm not sure what the lead does except to get the flys down like tying patterns with dumbell eyes like clousers. Is that the goal?
Congrats to your friend! The first large Striper that I ever recall catching on a fly, was in '82. I know that because it was the first year of the moratorium in MD. I was fishing the Susquehanna River below Conowingo Dam for bass, and got into Stripers and bass. I caught several Stripers that day, and measured one at 30". What made that special was I was wading, and had an old Cortland fiberglass 8 wt at the time, my very first outfit, which I got in '67. Those older rods can still do the job. I also remember that it was on a Deceiver, but don't recall the color. Most likely it was chartreuse & white, or olive & white, but not sure about that. I've caught several since in that size range on flies, but none larger. The biggest I've ever caught was while trolling lures, and it was over 40".No, although I have fished it a few times in the past and it is the closest option for me to target them. My recent outing was Raystown Lake (PA’s largest lake).
A buddy of mine just caught a 32”, 15lb striper out of the Paupack… on bait though. Still a good fish.