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    Default Nice to see backing again :)

    The sweet water has kept me plenty busy but Tuesday afternoon I was itching to taste some salt and hear my drag sing. I grabbed a 9WT and a handfull of half and halfs and caught the last two hours of the outgoing tide.
    The first hit caught me completely off guard, by the time I realized what was going on I was down a fly. 30lb tippet and a fresh half and half, 5 minutes later my backing was wet! I ended the tide with 4 hook ups, two made it to the basket and two swam away with my flies in their lip.

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    Default Re: Nice to see backing again :)

    Sounds like a great afternoon on the water, congrats!

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    I so have to go fly fishing in the Salt. I've never done it. I fished the salt a lot in years past, but with casting gear. Looks like you had a good day to me!
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    Bluefish are the funnest thing with fins aren't they? Most people have no idea what a fish that size is capable of. They as are mean motor scooters.

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    Default Re: Nice to see backing again :)

    Congrats, but I need to ask, what's a half and half?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ant View Post
    Congrats, but I need to ask, what's a half and half?
    1/2 Clouser and 1/2 Deciever. Half and half sounded better than Delouser I guess. Cleciever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    1/2 Clouser and 1/2 Deciever. Half and half sounded better than Delouser I guess. Cleciever?

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    Cool looking fly. And I see where "delouser" could give problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Bluefish are the funnest thing with fins aren't they? Most people have no idea what a fish that size is capable of. They as are mean motor scooters.
    I love them on the fly, they do it all. They run, they jump, they go left, right. They just don't give up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant View Post
    Cool looking fly. And I see where "delouser" could give problems.
    The feathers change the entire profile of the fly. Stripers, Fluke, and Blues love them.
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    ..... you used to hear Clouserceiver a lot, but thankfully most everyone's now gone to 1/2&1/2

    My first thought was 'Wow, blues this early !"
    But I guess I think that every year.

    personal side note..... 2 years in a row I caught my largest striper of the season on May 9th. Since then, it's a day on the water I rarely miss.
    Maybe I'll even wear my lucky hat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    ..... you used to hear Clouserceiver a lot, but thankfully most everyone's now gone to 1/2&1/2

    My first thought was 'Wow, blues this early !"
    But I guess I think that every year.

    personal side note..... 2 years in a row I caught my largest striper of the season on May 9th. Since then, it's a day on the water I rarely miss.
    Maybe I'll even wear my lucky hat.
    I thought the same thing. Especially on the inside of the harbor where I was wading. I was expecting an early Fluke, maybe a Striper. It was a nice surprise to see these guys inside this early. Thank God for the Bunker schools...
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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