I'm interested in catching stripers on the fly. The only problem is, I have no idea what I'm doing. I was able to borrow a 9wt from a friend the other day and was able to take my first striper on the fly. He's not so big, but was a blast to catch and burned the drag up on the reel. I'm looking to get into some guys in the 20 lb range.

If anyone if familiar with this type of fishing, I'd be greatly appreciative if you would be willing to share some info or advice. I need info on patterns and techniques. Also, I'm going to be buying a larger rod and am wondering if an 8wt would be too light.

any info is greatly appreciated. my email address is: ttas67@gmail.com