Many thanks to The Fisherman magazine New England Region Editor Toby Lapinski for giving this piece a home. This was originally intended to be part of my series of “Little Things” articles in American Angler. But with that pub’s demise, I’m happy to call The Fisherman its new home. “Stacking the Deck: The Little Things” continues the theme of seemingly insignificant things that can have a huge impact on your fishing success. Stay tuned as there will be more from me in future issues of The Fisherman.
That is great. I have been getting the fisherman for 30 +years
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Excellent. Enjoy the article. 🙂
Nice article! Lots of savvy and ample signs of a good life wasted! Carry on.
Thank you, good sir. Glad you enjoyed it.
Congratulations Steve. Enjoyed the read, and the reminders.
Thanks, Don. I’m glad you liked it.
Steve, I will get the copy of The Fisherman to read your new article.
I’m going to put real effort this year into learning how to catch stripers. I feel sure that you have published articles on this topic to help me get started. I know you have fly tying information, but I need help with more of the basics. I can and have used internet sources. Just seeing what you may have produced that would be helpful. Thanks.
Ray, if you go into the articles section of the site you’ll find plenty to keep you busy. Or use the search function for “striped bass.” Finally, search for “Mainly Misunderstood” which is an article I wrote several years ago on using floating lines and why intermediate lines are ultimately limiting. 🙂
Steve, Thanks for those suggestions. I have heard you say many times (probably read it) that the floating line is the thing. That is what I’m planning to do. I’m seriously considering the Rio Pike floating line. Your thoughts?
Hi Ray, I am unfamiliar with that line so I can’t give you any advice other than if you like it and it works with your rod and casting style, you’ve got a winner. I use the Rio Outbound for most of my saltwater SH casting. But that’s me.