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    It will be my first year for stripers since moving to CA. I am pumped!

    I used a lot of these extended hook versions with extremely fast retrieves targeting chinook and coho on Puget Sound and Strait of Juan De Fuca.. I don't know if these versions have any merit for stripers- thoughts?

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    Looks juicy to me. I fish sculpin patterns for them on a spey rod. These are tied with a shank and a stinger hook just like the one in your picture. I haven't noticed any problems with it at all. But if you want to tie a few up for me, I'd be happy to test them out for you this summer.

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    Thumbs up Clousers....

    That's a beautiful fly. You should have no problems with the extended hook. I don't bother using extended or stinger hooks for Stripers. My own experience in tying/fishing Clousers for Stripers is that use of an extended hook isn't necessary as they tend to inhale the fly.

    I can see a real use for one of your flies in larger sizes in the Sea of Cortez, tho. I'm going to keep your Clouser in mind.
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    Great looking tye, have to agree w darian that the extended hook is not needed at least in the delta. I have yet to see a striper short strike a fly here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr T View Post
    Great looking tye, have to agree w darian that the extended hook is not needed at least in the delta. I have yet to see a striper short strike a fly here.
    that's cause you rarely fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenFishin View Post
    that's cause you rarely fish
    And- zing.


    Too true brother, too true.

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    Very nice John. A sucker minnow pattern works great for stripers too (yellow belly, white body and olive back)!

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