Richard checked in with a strong report from a south east PA stream. He fished a Sage One 3 wet and a indicator rig ending in 7x flouro. Fisher were eating anything red. Swing by the shop for all the gear and intel you need to have a great day on the water.
Ryan caught some short stripers and shad on an early morning incoming tide. The Striper ate a flat wing in dark colors. The shad ate a small white hair wing.
"Casting lessons paid off for customer Dave Blake, fighting his first Atlantic Salmon in Canada on a Sage 9 weight rod. Guide says the fish was over 30 lbs. Congrats Dave!"
Ryan checked in with a great Musky. He used a Sage Motive 9ft 8 wt with a Rio floating line, a rio striped bass tapered leader and 20 lb tippet. He used a fly tied by Lee using materials from the shop and designed for the conditions where this fish was caught.
The big ones are out there. You need to do your homework and put in some time on the water. As always hit us up in the shop if you would like more info on how to catch a wonderful fish like this.
Ryan checked in with s few pictures of a successful morning at the jersey shore. He used a Sage Motive and a Lamson Guru. His fly of choice that day was a puglisi style fly tied by Lee. Keep up the great work Ryan!
If you have any questions so hesitate to swing into the shop, give us s call or hit us up on facebook. We can get you outfitted and give you the detailed info so you can find success on the water.
1. Sage Accel Fly Rods
We dig the new Accel Series for Sage. These Rods use Generation 5 technology reimagined with new tapers and design. The fit and finish on these mid priced premium rods is second to none. If you liked the XP or Z rods these deserve a look. Any of the Accel rods would make a fabulous gift.
One of the greatest benefits of always pushing the limits of rod technology is that it gives us vital insights to rod design using previous technologies. Case in point: our new medium-fast action ACCEL family of rods. Created using our responsive Generation 5 technology, our all-new ACCEL benefits from key insights garnered through the development of Konnetic Technology®. Light and ultra-responsive to throw tight wind-busting loops, it’s like going back in time to bet on your favorite sports team with the score in hand—you’ve got a winner and you know it.
2. Winston Boron III TH-MS micro spey rods
We are so excited about the new Winston Boron III TH-MS rods. These are the hottest sticks of the season and we cant wait to get out on the water with them. Check out What Tom Larimer saidhere on the Winston Blog. Winston Says,
With our innovative Boron III TH-MS rods, we’ve added three light line (3, 4 and 5wt.) trout models to the Boron III TH Two Handed series. Combining the power of a Spey rod and the finesse of a trout rod, they add a new and exciting dimension to the sport. Featuring Boron III technology, these fast action rods excel in a range of Two-Handed situations, from covering big, broad rivers to dealing with tree-lined banks or demanding weather. They have a specialized grip that feels more trout rod than Spey, use slightly larger chrome guides than typical trout rods, and come with a larger tiptop that allows for the larger diameter of the spey style lines.
3. Cold Weather Gear
What do you get a fly angler that has everything? The answer is cold weather gear. It has often been said, "that there is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing" and we couldn't agree more. We fish year round and if your angler is not it might be because they do not have the right gear to stay warm, dry and mobile in the cold weather. Above we have featured several of our favorite cold weather items. Simms Extreme Hat and Fold Over Mitts were game changers for us. Nothing keeps your head or hands warm and dry like these awesome pieces from Simms can. We also like Simms Gore-Tex windstopper jackets. We have several different styles and colors in stock. The Simms Fall Run jacket is the ultimate in insulation layer featuring PrimaLoft insulation. It is equally at home under a G4 Jacket or as an out later running into the coffee shop.
4. Spirit River UV
We love UV everything. We put it in our trout and steelhead patterns. We also add just a little to most of our salt patternes. Any fly tyer would love to add these great materials to their tying table.
5. A New Pack
A New pack makes a great gift for the fly fisher in your life. Pictured are bags from Simms, Fishpond, Umpqua, Clear Creek and Sage.
6. A new A Marblehead Flyfisher Shop Box
A Marblehead Flyfisher shop box makes a great gift. We stock these rugged and affordable boxes in several different sizes and configurations. Pictured above is the largest option which makes a great box for the boat of for those monster streamer patterns that always get mangled in smaller boxes.
7. A new running line
Running lines have made some big advances in recent years. We are most excited about Rio's Connect Core none stretch running line and Grip shooter running line. The connect core features Rios new non stretch core that provides great feel. It also shoots much better than previous fly line based running lines. If you or the angler in your life has switched to mono based running lines for shoot ability the Connect Core running lines deserve another look. The Grip shooter takes Rio's best selling flat mono running line adds a coated handling section to the front of the line. this eliminates the slipping many anglers experienced with mono. Both lines feature welded loops for easy connection to backing and head.
8. Simms Taco wader and boot bag
This is one of top selling luggage items. The Simms Taco Wader Bag is so simple and effective. It holds a pair of waders and boots and doubles as a changing platform for the parking lot. Vents on the sides allow your gear to start drying on the way home. It makes a great gift for the fly fisherman that has everything.
9. G.Loomis NRX 8 Wt
We love the G.Loomis NRX 8 wt. It has all the power you will ever need plus a light tip. It loads at distance and in close. It's swing weight is noticeably lighter than previous generation rods.
10. Umpqua hooks
Why not try some new hooks. The shop is packed with hooks from Tiemco and Mustad. We have picked out two of our favorite styles here.
The 8089 NPis a nickel played version of everyone's favorite bass hook. We've tied flies on this hook that have caught striper, largemouth, smallmouth, bluefish, musky, snook, redfish, lady fish, jack and mangrove snapper.
The 2499 SPBL is the toughest little hook on the market. We use it to tie all of our egg, sucker spawn, and worm patterns. We even use it for some terrestrial and serendipity style patterns. The hook is extra strong and extra sticky with its barbless super point.
11. Lamson Speedster Fly Reel
The Lamson Speedster is a large arbor reel with style. We love the Art Deco lines and super fast pick up the large arbor design offers. Like all Lamson reels the conical drag is maintenance free and will stop a truck.
12. A new Renzetti Vise
What fly tyer wouldn't like a new vise. If the angler in your home doesn't have a Renzetti or other premium vise they may be due for an upgrade. A nice vise will last a lifetime and provide hours of enjoyment while not on the water.
13. Redington Butter Stick Modern Fiberglass Rod
We love the Redington Butter Sticks. So much is made over distance and throwing right loops into the wind. While the majority if our fishing is in close where these shorter fiberglass sticks shine. Whether your chasing brookies in a small stream or slamming sunfish on the Brandywine you need to experience the fun these rods provide. If you do not have a short glass stick in your arsenal you are missing out. We keep pulling ours out of the quiver.
Terry and Rick hit the GP and checked in with this report.
"Rick hit a solid BWO hatch and had good action on top. I missed it and never saw one BWO, just midges and they never left the banks. I fished a Sage 9' 3 wt Rod on 6x tippet behind a #14 stimulator as an indicator. I trailed a zebra midge and other midge larva on a dropper . They hit the stimi too. Saw a few micro caddis and midges and BWOs."
Drop by the shop to hear more about it. If you would like to catch the wild fish in the GP and other area streams we can set you up. Late fall and winter is time for Trouting. Remember there is no such thing as bad weather. There is just bad clothing. If you need to stay warm, dry and comfortable while iushing in the cold we can help with that too.
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