Striper report: Everyone Knows It’s Windy

Yeah. Hard times for fly casters yesterday with a sustained 15 knot southwest blow in our faces (and an especially unfavorable quarter for lefties) with some stronger gusts mixed in. I debuted my new custom two-hander, but I don’t have the right lines for it yet and it wasn’t the synergy I know I’ll eventually enjoy. Still, some small bass were brought to hand, and they felt like giants in a ripping moon tide.

A Soft Hackled Flatwing in RLS Easterly colors (grey dun and fluorescent yellow) caught the eyes of several feisty schoolies. The colors really popped in yesterday’s conditions.

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5 comments on “Striper report: Everyone Knows It’s Windy

  1. George Baldwin says:

    I didn’t notice a two hander down there, but wasn’t paying much attention, other than to the wind and fish. What are you using for an overhead fly rod?

    • Steve Culton says:

      Hi George, the new two-hander is a 12′ 9″ custom build from Mike Oliver in England.As I still need to find the right line(s) for it. But the possibilities are tantalizing….

  2. Ronald Ragaini says:

    Steve,
    Received the flies yesterday.
    Thanks again, can’t wait to try them on some waiting trout.
    Thanks again,
    Ron

  3. Will K says:

    Sounds awesome!

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