“Deadly Elegance” in the current issue of Surfcasters Journal

If you live in southern New England, right now is one of the better times to try to catch a large striper. Herring are coming in to spawn, and the stripers know it. I’ve already taken three slot bass this year, one of them 15 pounds. My implements of destruction are a long rod, a floating line, and large flatwings fished on the greased line swing. You can read about how I’m getting it done in this new piece, “Deadly Elegance or: How I learned to stop stripping and love the greased line swing.” You’ll find it in the current issue of Surfcasters Journal. Issue #72 to be exact.

Surfcasters Journal is an e-zine, and the current periodical bible for serious striper anglers. Whether you’re a surfcaster or a fly angler, it’s loaded with information you can use to catch more bass — and bigger bass. Some of the best striper anglers I know are contributors.
The opening spread of Deadly Elegance, sans copy. You need a subscription to read the article, and you can get one on the Surfcasters Journal homepage. Those are my Bombardiers, a nine-feather flatwing of my creation and a darn good fly for tempting bass that are feeding on herring.

7 comments on ““Deadly Elegance” in the current issue of Surfcasters Journal

  1. michael silfen says:

    Hey Steve;

    Nice piece.

    Would you give an example or two of a herring pattern to tie up?

    Thanks.

    Michael

    • Steve Culton says:

      Michael, I mention numerous patterns within the article. That’s a good place to start. Two of my favorites over the years have been the Rock Island and Crazy Menhaden. You can find both of them on this site.

  2. Joel Stewart says:

    I’ll be in Newport next month. After two years of tropical flats, I’m anxious to get back to stripers, if only for a weekend.

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