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Topic: Fly fishing for stripers help and hints  (Read 584 times)

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Wildrooster

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I want to try fly fishing for stripers I have an old rod and reel that should work for that and suggestions on flys types or techniques etc if theredown low vs top water etc etc
glade you made it
now let's get our fish on

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What type of water are you looking to fish in? Surf? River? Delta?
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lakes and delta
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now let's get our fish on

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Call Bill Beckett at Headwaters Fly Shop. Or PM BioBill here on NCKA. He'll get you right.


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7 or 8 weight rod with t14 and clousers is the standard outfit I use for stripers on the delta and lakes.

Get a descent reel with descent drag.  20 pound line for your leader.  I run a straight leader, no butt section or tippet.
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Clousers and Decievers or similar baitfish pattern. If you only have floating line spooled up, you may want to get some sinking leaders, the higher the sink rate the better, measured in IPS (Inch Per Second)

I fish an 8 wt for stripers, but a 7 wt would work. The weight of the rod isn't as much a limitation for the size of the fish, but rather a limiting factor on the size of the fly you'll be able to practically cast. I will say the sinking leaders don't make it easier, but you'll get used to it with practice.

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One of my old bosses was a striper fly fishing guru and part owner of Fish First fly shop in Albany. He would primarily use clousers rigged up with shooting heads.


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I use a 9wt with a sinking line that sinks about 3in per second. I fish the Napa river and almost always throw chartreuse and white clouser minnow flies. I like to fish this in shallow water or when the fish are close to the surface. Fast and erratic stripping with occasional pauses works well in most situations.


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Lost Coast Outfitters (fly fishing store) in SF is having a talk about striper fishing Tuesday May 16 at noon
I am taking Bart into city, due to parking. get of at Montgomery and walk up to clay
Cheers
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I use an 8 weight with a type 3 shooting head.  Agreed with tamfish that the size is more important simply because of the casting.  My key is to keep moving.  If you're not hooking up after 5 minutes or so in the same spot, try a different one.  And note the tides.  Good luck. 

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Here's my intended rig yes it's rigged with floating line
It's old but for starting out with stripper I think it should be fine still gotta get to Stockton or Modesto for the flyies
« Last Edit: May 08, 2017, 12:37:44 PM by Wildrooster »
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Stoped by bps and picked up these hope something likes them on
glade you made it
now let's get our fish on

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How much does tip shape and weight affect casting ?
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Flyfishing delta stripers is incredible. Shooting heads are very popular but I have never mastered casting them from the seat of my kayak. My preference is a weight forward intermediate tipped line. Such as rio's streamer tip 'my favorite'. 7wt vs 9wt depending on wind. Making a good presentation is difficult when it's blowing more than 10 mph. Here's a peak at my favorite things to throw in the delta water


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Shooting heads are very popular but I have never mastered casting them from the seat of my kayak.

Spey rod with a skagit line can solve that. Single spey casts are easy in the seat.


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"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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