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Old 03-02-2012, 02:49 PM
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Default Watauga River Stripers

Seen a few videos of stripers on the watauga.... seems the water is flowing, wadable and near a road; anyone know much about this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiAU0Xpa2QY

This one is much better; like the music too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giHie...eature=related

I got a bunch of 8/9 weights if anyone wants to give it a try... I will need to tie up a few monster flies. Also have a 12 weight so we would not be under-gunned.

The second video says June 2010.... I have no desire to kill any of them
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:49 PM
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That was pretty good stuff! I bought an 8-wt for just such occasions, but have only tested it on the larger tailwaters in the area. I bet that would sure be a rush to hook and land a striper of that size in water that skinny.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:06 PM
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They are in the clinch too.
I was fishing near the jail with my old preacher in the early 90s and while bringing in a small trout, a striper grabbed it and proceeded to run downstream, taking him quickly into his backing. He had to tighten the drag down and break it off. I'd guess he was using no more than a 6wt.

They are pretty good to eat if prepared right.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:15 PM
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NO BS but I've landed tens of thousands from New England rivers over the last 30 years.... Stripers on the fly are the most fun you can have with your clothes on! Well except for maybe bonefish.

Anyway check out this one too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnyw9...eature=related

I am going to find this spot; I think it is just above Boone Lake.

Chem E or any of you that want to give Stripers a try let me know and we will go!

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:48 PM
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I've seen plenty of them while floating the clinch. Catching one is certainly on my bucket list.

Travis, what kind of 8wt did you get?
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:18 AM
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ChemEangler;

All you need to do to catch them is swing large flies through their path when they are in skinny water and you will hook-up. Large White Lefty's Deceivers work great. The key to the thing is finding them stacked up like they are in the video.
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