…I was catching my first striped bass of 2022. The conditions weren’t great — rising barometer, gusty winds, cold, rain showers — brrrr! But you don’t know if you don’t go, and she was right where she was supposed to be. She hit the Rock Island flatwing like a ton of bricks and gave me a couple powerful, short runs. The presentation was a greased line swing, and the hit came about halfway through the delivery.
Housatonic Fly Fishers reported the same pretty much in advertising their upcoming outing. Got me thinkin!
Though the magic of editing, petty is now pretty. 🙂
The Rock Island hybrid you describe has only bucktail or a mix of bucktail and flatwing>
I think you’re asking me a question, Michael. If so, it’s the latter, specifically a three-feather flawing with some extra bucktail on top. You can find all the pattern detail on this site. 🙂
Nice job Steve
Thanks. I was pleased. 🙂
Do you think that fish was aholdover?
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