Re: Long Island sight fishing for Stripers

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Posted by Peter Patricelli on 2013-07-08 12:53:43 in reply to Re: Long Island sight fishing for Stripers posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-07-04 13:06:50

Technically speaking (or any other way you want to look at it), one does not "work" a bluefish on Monomoy flats. They are on the flats for one reason and only one reason...and they only have room in their brains for HALF a reason.

If one sees a fish and knows it is a bluefish, then one calculates, depending on whether one has a bite tippet or not, whether one want to 1) lose the fly, or, 2) take the time off striper fishing to land a bluefish, or 3) pull one's guide's chain ('cause he doesn't want you to lose HIS fly...or take the time to land a bluefish) by casting to the blue...stripping once....then NOT setting the hook once the blue eats it...and letting the blue swim away before ripping the fly quickly back.

One does not exactly "work" a bluefish on Monomoy flats. One either runs and hides or one gets eaten. If you cast to a blue and DON'T get eaten, it either didn't see your fly or it wasn't a blue.


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