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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Planning a trip to Cape Code towards the end of May and read that the stripper fishing can be good during this time of year

I figured I would post here first. Is the loop evotec and loomis kispiox safe to fish in the salt?

Second, what should I bring?
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Evotec

I have an older Daniellson version of the Evotec that I have used in Cuba for bones. It's the silver anodized version, with sealed drag etc...

No issues with the salt, but you will want to wash down in fresh water at the end of the day. The backing can hold salt if you are lucky enough for it to become saturated!

Good luck.

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Striper fishing will be good then. Go onto Ken Abrame's board - "Striper Moon Forums" - Sean's on it - you can find out some good stuff about speyfishing & what flies to use on the Cape & nearby RI.
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Thanks Jimmy!! I'll definitely have a look.
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Check out Juro's site

Juro (posts on here) fishes Chatham and the Cape in general, including 2 handed. Check out his site - fly talk - lots of good info there on cape cod fishing.

Got my 1st striper on the spey in Pleasant Bay (Chatham) last year - what a blast!
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This trip is going to be more exciting now that I have the opportunity to hook into some stipers. I just have to practice casting before I get there.

Hopefully I can post some pictures when I get back.
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I live, fish and guide on cape under capeflyfisher dot com. End of May is fantastic and the fish are very willing due to migration (they need to load up on calories).

BTW there is a clave going on with fishermen from all over converging in the Chatham area, sorties to anywhere from Ptown to Woods Hole not out of the question. May 21-22 weekend, many arrive Friday and stay Monday.

Spey fishing for stripers works where you have current and fish are feeding on the swing... but a single handed 9wt is more versatile. Some situations a two-handed overhead rod capable of throwing some grains (i.e. over 500) for distance will get you over the surf and into big fish where the other two approaches are miserable.

Given one rod, make it a 9ft 9wt; one line make it a sinking or intermediate (for May). Fly doesn't really matter in May unless you're going for trophy herring chasers or sound-side squid eaters, neither are likely on your first visit.

You'll get a lot of religion about floating lines and jungle cock on some sites, but personally I reserve that level of sanctity for native pacific steelhead

If you are determined to Spey fish for spring stripers, drop me a PM a week or two prior and I will give you several spots where it is best suited, and the times of day to fish them (tidal).

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Thanks for the great advice guys.

Juro I wasnt even planning on fishing. Once I heard that I could get into some stripers....on a fly...I figured it wouldnt hurt if I went a couple mornings...days...nights, to hook into a striper.

Yeah Im bringing my spey rod and will try to send you a PM before I leave...if I remember yeah right.
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Or anyone else out there. Going out to Boston for a wedding next weekend. What at first was just a fleeting thought of striper is slowly evolving into a more serious look at a bigger than expected opportunity to broaden my horizons.

I will may be able to break away for a morning or afternoon and was wondering if you guys could suggest a spot or two. I have my 7wt spey, and a 10wt set up for salt. Any suggestions on spots, time of day, patterns or what to look for for holding water? Any good fly shops in the area? Maybe I could drop in and get the low down when I get there. Any input would sure be a big help.
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still a little early for stripers in the boston area. there will be a few fish around but late april early may is when they show up in boston harbor, end of may it is on.

Early season fishing is mostly tidal estuaries, find a tidal estuary that has a herring run and you will find stripers in the early season, end of may they are everywhere.

I prefer two handers because they allow me to fish the big flies I like to fish, and cast them with extreme ease. Moving water or still water, use a stripping basket, it will save your line and some headaches.

Striped bass are tough, strong fish, but they need to be handled gently. I see more people mishandle stripers and throw them back without resuscitation, take care of your fish and it could become a 50lb monster.
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hum,... sounds like I'm a little early then. Maybe I'll bring a rod or two just in case and check in with a shop when there. It looks like most fish from boats for stripers, any good spots that you might suggest for shore fishing?
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..for south of boston but still fairly close to the city, spots worth checking out would be the north river in norwell, or maybe the fore and back rivers in weymouth and hingham. You should be able to find access points with any decent road map. Any estuary or little river with a herring run is a good bet this time of year. the water is still a bit cool but it should only be a matter of days before the bass show up.
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Your a month away from a,l the fun, if u come back soon I ll return the favor. Randy
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Nice fish !!!!!! , but also friendly comment. I can feel my skin crawling when I see any reel laying in the swishing sand. Bad -Bad- Bad. Just a tip.



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Juro (posts on here) fishes Chatham and the Cape in general, including 2 handed. Check out his site - fly talk - lots of good info there on cape cod fishing.

Got my 1st striper on the spey in Pleasant Bay (Chatham) last year - what a blast!
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Nice fish !!!!!! , but also friendly comment. I can feel my skin crawling when I see any reel laying around in swishing sand. Bad -Bad- Bad. You're better off laying it on the fish, honestly. Just a tip.



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Juro (posts on here) fishes Chatham and the Cape in general, including 2 handed. Check out his site - fly talk - lots of good info there on cape cod fishing.

Got my 1st striper on the spey in Pleasant Bay (Chatham) last year - what a blast!
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