Cape Cod - Buzzard Bay Area

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

August 20, 2016
Early mornings and later in the day are producing good results, especially with extra large (by fly rod standards) American Eel patterns (16" to 20") fished deep with full sinking fly lines. We suggest using 7 1/2 foot 20# test knotless tapered fluorocarbon leaders which make a huge difference in casting. Large sand eel patterns have also been very productive. Be sure to get your flies down to where the fish are feeding. This is critical for success. Be sure to hold-off on your retrieve until your fly is at the proper depth...
Tight lines, but not too tight,
Capt. Bob

Things To Keep In Mind For This Season:
If you are targeting Big Stripers or Bluefish you want to use a 9 or 10 weight fly rod with a large arbor reel loaded with plenty (at least 200 yards) of 30 lb test Dacron backing attached to a 7 1/2' fluorocarbon knotless 20 lb test leader. Basic fly selection should include: large Deceiver blue over white. 2/0-4/0, Half and Half olive over white 2/0-4/0 and a large Sand Eel pattern 3-8" long 2/0-4/0.
And then, we have The Really Big Flies for those want to target "Really Big Bass". I have a large following of clients who book each year during the Spring (mid-May to late-June) during the end of the Alewive and Blueback Herring migration. They want learn how to use Really Big Fly patterns. These flies are from 6-13 inches long with 5/0 to 8/0 hooks. Barbless, of course!
These flies include: 16" to 20" American Eel patterns,large alewive flies, Blueback Herring flies, Mackerel flies and extra large Sand Eel flies. Using these very large flies is not for the faint of heart. You have to learn how to cast them, how to best retrieve them and how to play the big bass that hit them. The old "Big Bait/Big Fish Rule Applies here. You can check out my website for pictures of some of these flies. www.shore-line.com. or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shoreline-Guide-Service/126329207405315.Good luck and get on the water.
www.shore-line.com
CaptBob@shore-line.com
508-697-6253
"BOOK TRIPS EARLY, TO GET THE BEST DATES"

Seven-day forecast 

August 20, 2016
Get there early to take advantage of the favorable tides, especially in the Cape Cod Canal. Be sure that your flies are getting down deep enough to where the big stripers are feeding. Note, that most norvise fly fishermen, make the mistake of trying to retrieve there flies too soon after the cast and not therefore not getting there fly down deep enough to where the fish are feeding.
Tight lines, but not too tight,
Capt. Bob

www.shore-line.com
CaptBob@shore-line.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shoreline-Guide-Service/126329207405315
508-697-6253
"BOOK TRIPS EARLY, TO GET THE BEST DATES"

Conditions 

August 20, 2016
Warm weather conditions continue which calls for getting on the water extra early or later in the day. Larger stripers are especially sensitive to seeking cooler water temperatures.
Tight lines, but not too tight,
Capt. Bob

Please e-mail or call me if you have any comments or questions.
www.shore-line.com
CaptBob@Shore-line.com
508-697-6253
"BOOK TRIPS EARLY, TO GET THE BEST DATES"

Must Have Flies 
Clouser Minnow Olive over white 2/0 to 4/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Saltwater Popper Blue over white 2/0 to 4/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Lefty's Deceiver Olive over white 2/0 to 4/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Half And Half Green over yellow 2/0 to 4/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Surf Candy Olive over white 2/0 to 4/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Jacks Fighting Crab Black for nights 2/0 to 4/0 Buy from Orvis.com
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