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Learning a New Method of Catching

Learning a New Method of Catching

Gordon Auduong is a light tackle angler who wanted to learn another method of catching striped bass and other saltwater species.We had light tackle and fly-fishing equipment aboard my boat and Gordon wanted a lesson on how to fly-fish to see if it would suit him. 
 
Gordon was a fast learner.  His rod bent completely under the boat before he landed this 22” striper. This is an exciting fish to catch when fly-fishing the salt.
 
Nice Striper on the Salt 

 
MOST PRODUCTIVE METHOD: Move the Fly with Short & Swift Strips - Cast the fly and count it down to the desired depth. With 350 grain sinking line and a 9w fly rod with a weighted fly, it will sink one-foot per second. Keep the fly in line with of just above the target (fish). 
 
Start stripping the fly swiftly, with the rod tip just above the water, pointing directly at the fly, in two-foot increments. Do this until the fly is back at the boat. 
 
NOTE: During the drift, since there is current, keep the rod tip just above the water and move it horizontally to keep it pointed directly at the fly. This keeps all the slack out of the fly-line needed for a good hook set.
 
MOST PRODUCTIVE FLY:
Orvis, Clouser Fly, Yellow, Size 2 hook
 

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