Happy New Year From FFPA!!
Here is to big fish and lots of backing in 2007! Check back
on the flip side.
17, 2006 - Patterns Page Update
Page has recently been updated. Be sure to check it
out! The most recent pattern added has been a killer for
us lately while fishing the beachfront - the good 'ole
deceiver. You can not get a more perfect bait fish presentation!
Color schemes are left to only your imagination.
15, 2006 - Bass!
The question is -- how long will this stream
of schoolie bass continue? The action has been steady
all week with the am bite appearing to be the strongest.
Bass at this time of year is not unheard of and is quite
common, but what sets this year apart are the numbers
milling about in the littoral zone willing to eat a fly.
We are talking right in the wash...and if they are not
there to start, you can better believe they will follow
your fly from the first strip, all the way to your feet!
Trying to inhale the entire way! Give it a shot if you
have the time and motivation!
14, 2006 - Sleigh!
The fish are still around. You definitely need
to put in your time, and fish the blind...the sea will look
dead at times, but there is plenty of life out there. Sand eels,
and peanut bunker are still along the surf zone, with larger
baits in the deeper water. Bird life is prolific, and not too
far behind are the fish. Follow the birds, and you'll find bass.
Schoolies for the most part, but for December, ya can't complain.
Long casts are a must. Light winds and nice temps....get out
9, 2006 - Update
The saltwater scene is still going strong. This
cold-snap is going to be short lived and in fact by the time
you read this, day-time air temps will be in the 40s to 50s,
and winter will be on hold for the foreseeable future. Long-range
forecasts show no artic air. The bait is still in the wash,
and the fish are still around. Surf temps are still in the low-fifties.
This weekend looks prime and we hope to hit it. Look for some
feedback next week.
If you are like us, the onset of the cold
weather gets you thinking fly tying and re-stocking the
arsenal. One of our go-to patterns we always need to replenish
first is the early season little black stone. This pattern
can work well in cold waether months on streams like Ridley
in SE PA. Penns Creek is another PA water where this pattern
can really bring the fish to hand. We like to fish it
as a dropper off a larger stone...as we tap the bottom.
It is time to get tying!!