I’ve long believed that anglers using different methods can learn much from each other. That’s what Six Things Salt Water Fly Anglers Can Learn From Plug Fisherman, now available at Field & Stream Online, is all about: going to school on anglers who are fishing differently than you. I got the idea from books like Surfcasting Around The Block by Dennis Zambrotta, and Night Tides: The Striper Fishing Legend of Billy The Greek by Michael Cinquemani. Neither book is about fly fishing, but each is loaded with pearls and gems that will help make you a better fly angler.
I’d like to thank Jerry Audet from InDeepOutdoors.com, Dan Wells, and Dennis Zambrotta for sharing their experiences and expertise. I have a lot of respect for these guys and their passion for striped bass.
Steve, nice article. I do both fly and spin/conventional in salt and enjoy them both. I prefer the fly rod , but if on the beach and fish are out of reach or I can’t control my line, flyrod will go and rest in my 4runner. If i am walking the Rhody beach I have been known to carry both!
Hope I can make it next tuesday
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I’m glad you liked it. I am fly rod only, but as I said in the article I love fishing with a good surfcaster.