So here it goes, we will attempt to put down as much information as we can for those of you who are just getting their feet wet in the world of saltwater fly fishing for striped bass. We will start with outlining the necessary gear and in later posts we will get into flies, locations, tactics, etc. I will assume the average person reading this has a basic understanding of fly fishing, can cast a loop thirty feet, and knows the difference between leader and tippet. If this doesn’t apply to you, read on anyways and send us an email with your questions!
I will stay away from mentioning brand names, because I do not want anyone to feel like they need to have a certain brand of gear to get the job done. I will leave it to you to pick the brand, offering only guidance on rod weights, line types, reel attributes, etc. If you can, shop small and support your local fly shop, but sometimes the deals online are too good to pass up.
We are far from experts and are constantly learning ourselves. But we have crossed over the beginner’s hump and would love to help others to do the same. Taylor and I have gained enough knowledge that should be useful to the beginning saltwater fly fisherman!