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 Post subject: Weldon stripers
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:49 pm 
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The blind squirrels found a few nuts today at Weldon, but we had to work hard for the ones that came into the boat. The spawn is mostly done, a few weeks earlier than usual. The fish seemed to be in scattered pods. Caught a few when we found their spot. My only fish this morning came on one of Overbrook's magic flies. Caught a few more this evening. We are heading home in at the morning.

For anyone thinking about a trip here next year, get a Rio T-14 line.


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 Post subject: Re: Weldon stripers
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Once again......

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 Post subject: Re: Weldon stripers
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 9:51 pm 
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Good to her y'all caught some! Spawning run Stripers, Shad etc... are all about being in the right place, at the right time, with the right gear and a bit of luck...

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 Post subject: Re: Weldon stripers
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Here is a cell picture of what Overbrook's fly looks like in a fish's mouth:
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I do appreciate the flies and apologize for not getting a bigger model. :oops: The flies were awesome. I was wearing the skunk until I tied your fly on, and caught my first and only fish of the morning a few casts later. :D

Things picked up in the afternoon. Those pics are on FlyVet's camera.

Croaker, I have had a good time chasing these migratory fish. Learn something new every time we go out. Can't wait to get the timing right on the striper run. That will be a hoot.


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 Post subject: Re: Weldon stripers
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:20 pm 
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Christensen wrote:
I do appreciate the flies .


Aaron....I honestly appreciate the feedback on how to improve them.....seriously....I don't get out much...and I don't mind tying a few flies for someone especially when they give me an honest report on how they fished and any improvements that can be made. I honestly thought these would catch fish....and I think the modifications we talked about will work out well next time. Glad ya had a good time....and thanks for the pic..... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Weldon stripers
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:12 am 
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Here are a few more photos. Aaron was high man in the boat this weekend. We didn't get the ridiculous numbers on the stripers like we did on the shad or sea trout but had a good time. Tom's flies may have given Aaron an unfair advantage. Spawning seems to have dropped off quicker this year for some reason.
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 Post subject: Re: Weldon stripers
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:19 am 
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Allan wrote:
Here are a few more photos.
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Now you guys are just screwin' with me....but thats O.K. I have a magnifying glass in the truck :twisted: Allen...Aaron and I will work on refining those flies....I think the overall concept of just enough material to give the illusion of a baitfish, and easy casting.....along with the flashy red gills and big eyes is a winner.....we're gonna try them with a little tungsten weight in the belly and put em' on a 60 degree jig hook....we get em' dialed in....they'll be easy to tie and mass produce....so won't be any excuses for him not sharing :D

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 Post subject: Re: Weldon stripers
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:14 pm 
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Sorry for being a month late on photos, but the shad fishing at Weldon was, to borrow a phrase, perverted:
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