There are more than 200 members of the Eastern Flyrodders of Long Island, a Riverhead-based group that meets regularly and holds seminars throughout the year on fly tying, casting and other striper-related fly-fishing activities.
Edward Scalise, a founding member of the Eastern Flyrodders, has been successful with flies in sizes that imitate baits such as herring and crab.
Crankbaits and spinnerbaits will work in open spots while flyrodders
will do best with popping bugs.
Because the tarpon often key on the abundance of mosquito fish, a dark-colored freshwater minnow also called gambusia, flyrodders
will do well on a two-inch black Clouser pattern on a No.
Asked: At a monthly meeting of the Stuart FlyRodders
will use sinking spiders that will draw strikes from the males and females protecting their fanned out bedsfound against seawalls, rock shorelines or tight against bulrush and other thick vegetation.