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Boldfin
05-08-2010, 10:42 PM
Still waiting for conditions to improve a bit more on the saltwater scene, but in the meantime, we keep having success up at the lake with those "Carp in Tuxedos". Today I had Dave and Grant with me. It takes coordination and cooperation to fish three fly anglers on my 20' boat, but we did fine. Everyone caught fish, had some laughs, and enjoyed the day.

I guess we're in the right place...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080586.jpg

Yep, they're here...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080569.jpg

The cast...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080577.jpg

The hookup...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080578.jpg

Playing tug o' war...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080580.jpg

The reward...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080583-1.jpg

Nice 5lb female...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080575.jpg

Grant gets bit...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080585.jpg

Dave - about to chuck one...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080595.jpg

Last cast of the day. One more for the road...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Stripers%20on%20Fly/P5080599.jpg

kpn
05-09-2010, 12:32 AM
Rob,
Nice job on the fly guys. That's too much work for me :LOL:.

KPN.

Fishbones
05-09-2010, 12:42 AM
great job fly guys, like kpn said....too much work for me....

CAPT'N
05-09-2010, 10:36 AM
Nice job Rob,

you guys are either dedicated or freaking crazy!

capt'n

Eat Sleep Fish
05-09-2010, 11:20 AM
now thats what you call putting in work and being rewarded nicely for it. great job out there. good report. keep 'em coming!

fishing
05-10-2010, 01:27 AM
i need to learn how to fly.

KID-FISH
05-10-2010, 09:36 AM
Excellent!!! Great way to spend the day, looks like the wind wasn't too much of a factor for you guys, what time did you get out there? I was there early morning and it seemed like it was starting to die down as it got later, but I didn't have the time.

Wait till they start boiling and you are going to have some extreme fly fishing!

KID-FISH

jeff4321
05-10-2010, 10:50 AM
Finally!!! People that know what they are doing!

TroutOnly
05-10-2010, 11:11 AM
great job again rob, i see you were working the humps out in front of the c-point,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,T/O,,,,,,,,,,

fishinone
05-10-2010, 11:29 AM
Nice job on the fly catching.:LOL:

Can you tell us a little about what flies your using and how your fishing them?

CRESTLINER16
05-10-2010, 12:32 PM
Once again, nice job!! I'm very envious. i tried going a week ago but the wind kept us from launching. I've been tying flies ever since I saw your last report. lots of work but nothing beats the feel of hooking up and fighting a fish on the fly. Thanks for sharing the great report!!

Boldfin
05-10-2010, 09:07 PM
Nice job on the fly catching.:LOL:

Can you tell us a little about what flies your using and how your fishing them?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Fly%20Tying/P3290490.jpg

This is the simple-to-tie "Shad Fly" we have had success with. Clousers work well also. We locate fish on points and humps and send the flies down to them using 250-300 grain lines. Sharp, erratic strips entice the strikes.

We have been getting there right as they open, and even though the wind has been a factor, we have made it work. The wind died down for us. By mid-day, it was almost dead calm in the sheltered coves and we were wishing for some breeze to cool us down.

Can't wait to try the surface game when the boils start happening.

SDDave
05-10-2010, 11:01 PM
Nice bait, those rods look pretty heavy, what weight?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Fly%20Tying/P3290490.jpg

This is the simple-to-tie "Shad Fly" we have had success with. Clousers work well also. We locate fish on points and humps and send the flies down to them using 250-300 grain lines. Sharp, erratic strips entice the strikes.

We have been getting there right as they open, and even though the wind has been a factor, we have made it work. The wind died down for us. By mid-day, it was almost dead calm in the sheltered coves and we were wishing for some breeze to cool us down.

Can't wait to try the surface game when the boils start happening.

gletemfeelsteelgary
05-11-2010, 12:44 PM
Nice job on them fly-feesh !

Congrats on a job well done guys ! : )

Nice work tying the fly's, I spent years (my younger years) tying and fly fishing, man, there's nothing like not only tying your own but the satisfaction you get when you get them on your own creation is second to none, I still tye my own bucktail jigs so I still have that sense of satisfaction but hooking 'em on a flyrod is a little more personal !

Hat's off to ya' !

Congrats !
Gary

fisherman from long beach
05-11-2010, 01:02 PM
when are you gonna use your fly rod to go after halibutt in redondo beach.lol.good catch on the jail fish.

fishinone
05-11-2010, 01:08 PM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Boldfin/Fly%20Tying/P3290490.jpg

This is the simple-to-tie "Shad Fly" we have had success with. Clousers work well also. We locate fish on points and humps and send the flies down to them using 250-300 grain lines. Sharp, erratic strips entice the strikes.

We have been getting there right as they open, and even though the wind has been a factor, we have made it work. The wind died down for us. By mid-day, it was almost dead calm in the sheltered coves and we were wishing for some breeze to cool us down.

Can't wait to try the surface game when the boils start happening.

Thank you Boldfin. I appreciate the information. I used to have a 9 wt browning flyrod for throwing poppers, it was stolen years ago. Right now I have a 6 wt. That should be exciting with striper. I'll have to get a sinking line, mine is so old.


Nice job on them fly-feesh !

Congrats on a job well done guys ! : )

Nice work tying the fly's, I spent years (my younger years) tying and fly fishing, man, there's nothing like not only tying your own but the satisfaction you get when you get them on your own creation is second to none, I still tye my own bucktail jigs so I still have that sense of satisfaction but hooking 'em on a flyrod is a little more personal !

Hat's off to ya' !

Congrats !
Gary


Catching them on flies you tie yourself is as good as it get's.

The first day I went out with fly's that I tied, I lost count at 30 trout C&Rd. I guess I'm kinda spoiled.

smokinflies
05-12-2010, 10:14 AM
Nothing beats catching fish "on the fly".:Cool:


Awesome job guys. :Envious:

RamboBoy
05-12-2010, 11:10 PM
I never see people do fly fishing at the Castiac Lake. How much weight your lure? Does it goes deep into the water or on the surface of the water? Good job on Fly Fishing !

Greg Madrigal
05-12-2010, 11:21 PM
Finally!!! People that know what they are doing!

Agreed! What a fantastic post! I am a fly fisher of ALL types, and this gives me just another target. Thanks for sharing your techniques. That's what helps make FNN so great IMO. Excellent work fellas.

GM<<><

Mr.DieHard
06-15-2010, 09:59 PM
have you guys been out lately? looking forward to reading more posts from you guys.

Liteweight
06-16-2010, 05:45 AM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/boldfin/fly%20tying/p3290490.jpg

this is the simple-to-tie "shad fly" we have had success with. Clousers work well also. We locate fish on points and humps and send the flies down to them using 250-300 grain lines. Sharp, erratic strips entice the strikes.

We have been getting there right as they open, and even though the wind has been a factor, we have made it work. The wind died down for us. By mid-day, it was almost dead calm in the sheltered coves and we were wishing for some breeze to cool us down.

Can't wait to try the surface game when the boils start happening.

Is your pattern like an EP (enrico puglisi) baitfish hybrid? If so, i think i could use my saltwater baitfish patterns.
btw: nice looking fly.
LW.

adiablo420
06-17-2010, 05:21 PM
thats freaking awesome.. a lil help if you can.. .what size pole , line and what kind of fly were u guys using for the fly fishin... WOW.... FLYING FOR STRIPERS.. WOW...