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    Default Striper on the fly

    IMG-0427.jpgHey guys - while the smallies may be slow this year, stripers are still cooperating. This one from the Miles River last weekend on a #1/0 crease fly. Had to use my leg as a ruler, roughly 26" from the flip-flop, based on an optimistic measurement of my own leg later!

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    PS, though I'm late to the party I'm grateful that this fly line group exists on SnaggedLine and hope we can keep it alive. Thanks to you Dan and Mark for giving it traction.

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    That's the beauty! I flirt with my fly rod occasionally myself.
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    Nice catch, Brookmonter!

    Those of you who wish to toss flies at stripers may be interested in joining me and members of the Free State Fly Fishers (FSFF) as our guests on Saturday, 9 September. I will be leading an FSFF outing to Kent Island where we will launch at Goodhands Creek. Trip details are found on this page of the FSFF website:

    http://fs-ff.com/index.php/calendar/...ands-creek-md/

    Note also that we are having lunch at Harris Crab House after fishing ends. Please PM me if you intend to participate or if you have any questions about the outing.

    Thank you,
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    That's a nice fish! I've never caught a striper on the fly yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookmonter View Post
    IMG-0427.jpgHey guys - while the smallies may be slow this year, stripers are still cooperating. This one from the Miles River last weekend on a #1/0 crease fly. Had to use my leg as a ruler, roughly 26" from the flip-flop, based on an optimistic measurement of my own leg later!
    That is a decent fish! I've never gotten a striper on the fly yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by richellealessi View Post
    That is a decent fish! I've never gotten a striper on the fly yet
    This is a good time of year to change that.

    Stripers have moved into many of our tidal creeks. They are hungry, shallow and susceptible to poppers and streamers.

    Good luck,
    Mark

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    I am new to this forum but Ive been reading it some and it looks great. I am thinking about trying some kayak striper fly fishing this weekend and was wondering if any of you have suggestions about where to go close to DC. Is the Eastern Bay off Kent Island or Kent Narrows any good? Some else also suggested the mouth of the Severn.

    I have caught stripers on fly from friends boats with fish finders in Eastern Bay but haven't tried with kayak and no fish finder.

    Thanks

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    Bill G,

    Welcome to Snaggedline.

    It can be hit or miss, but try poppers on the rocks near the breakwater at Kent Narrows. If the stripers are present, you'll soon know. You can reach that area either launching at the Narrows ramp or at Goodhands Creek landing.

    Clousers near the shorelines around Goodhands may also work, but again, the action can swing from very good to very poor. An area I especially like there is the entire shoreline of Hog Island. Clousers or poppers will work.

    Stripers are indeed in the Severn's creeks. I've caught them trolling, but very few casting so far this fall. I have spent several sessions blind casting poppers in back ends of several Severn creeks in recent weeks and have failed to raise one with serious intent. I've gotten swirls but no hookups. However, I know others who have been more successful with conventional top water especially when they have run into breakers in the creeks. Fly rod poppers will work there but timing is everything.

    Good luck,
    Mark

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    You also need a launch Permit for Goodhands, you can get it at Anglers Sports, right before the Bay bridge. The open at 5a.m. on Saturdays???? But call and check

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