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Old 03-28-2012, 12:49 PM
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Due to lack of work, I've made it my 2012 goal to catch my first striped bass on the fly, preferably in the Raritan river, in New Jersey, near where I live. I'm hoping to catch them on their spring spawning run, as I've heard that they do travel up the Raritan during their northward migration. I'm new to the forum. This is my first post.

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Old 03-29-2012, 06:17 AM
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Hi J.S. Welcome to the forum
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:01 PM
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Thanks Jake. I've been reading some of the posts from years past. Very informative. Great Forum.

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Thanks zim. I just got a copy of fly fishing for striped bass by Rich Murphy, so I've been buried in that for the past two days. Great book! I feel like I'm attending striper college :). I've been out on the river a few times in the past week, mostly just to be out there, and I'm becoming more familiar with the personality of my 9 weight rod. I have been alternating between a floating steelhead line and an intermediate cold water striper line. I like the floating line in the current because I can mend it more easily. I'm pretty sure, from what I've read, that the majority of the stripers are still a ways south but I need something to do while trout season is closed for stocking. I'm going to hunt for some shallow estuary water with a dark bottom in hopes to intercept some of the early fish. I may have to look into getting a small kayak. Anyway... Not that anyone asked, but no one else seemed to be saying much.

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