Archive for the ‘New Jersey’ Category

Ben’s Big Striper

Today I awoke to a very brisk morning and bitingly cold wind here in Ocean City–not a day to be out on the ocean, at least to my way of thinking. But in late morning, Ben Furimsky headed out with a friend as the Gale Warnings waned and the sun weakly heated the mid-day air. […]

Stripers?

I’m headed to the International Fly Tying Symposium next week. Several of us are meeting a few days early with Chuck Furimsky, owner and manager of the show, in the hopes that the stripers will be there. Of course, Chuck has been “exploring” the back bays for us, just in case the ocean is too […]

Theo’s Sand Eels

Striper fishing is picking up along the Jersey coast, and our friend, Theo Bakelaar, has been tying his Eel Skin Sand Eels for a shop in Ocean City. These flies really are tied with freshwater eel skin, and they are extremely effective, as our past fishing experiences have shown. Eel skin is very tough and […]

Fall Blues and Stripers 2013

When my scheduling allows, I like to arrive a few days early for the International Fly Tying Symposium and fish for stripers and blues with Chuck Furimsky and with our friends Theo Bakelaar and Harry Schoel, from Holland. This year was one such year. The first day, the ocean was too rough, so we fished […]

No Fishing Today, 11/19/12

In years past, I’ve traveled to the International Fly Tying Symposium a few days early and stayed a day or two late so that I could fish for striper and blues with my old friend, Chuck Furimsky. This year, the weather was not on our side. We’ve fished in some rough November seas and done […]