Barry & Cathy – From Spain:
We heard from Barry and Cathy who are with a group fishing in Spain. The fishing is good and the weather is spectacular in the Pyrenees. Non-anglers and anglers are having lots of fun.
Caring for Your Fly Line
For many anglers, it's the end of the season. Among other things like re-proofing your raincoat, checking your rods for any needed attention or repairs, cleaning reels and setting back the drags, replenishing your fly boxes, and so forth, here is a good suggestion from RIO Products on how to clean your fly lines:
The Albie Hunters
Spend some time in Captain Sandy Noyes' boat hunting false albacore off the coast of Stonington, CT, and you quickly realize that this guy knows his stuff. A couple weeks ago we had a couple of amazing days with Sandy & his wife, Gail, (who is as crazy about it as Sandy). We never fished for albies before but knew the fish as a hard fighting saltwater species. We had set aside time in the fall, 2016, when a family illness canceled the trip. Then in September a hurricane made us cancel. Finally two weeks ago Sandy called and said the albies were still around.
We quickly packed and five hours later we were in Mystic, CT. We spent two days casting ten weights and catching our first false albacore. We have to say it's a hoot and Sandy knows his water like no one else. In short, if you like chasing a razor fast saltwater gamefish that's busting bait and will immediately put you into the backing, then this fish is for you. Fall is the season and you may have to go without much notice. Let Sandy know and he will call when the albies show up. Some years the fish stay for a few weeks and other years for a couple months. Just drop everything and go. You'll be so glad you did.
Captain Ralph “Sandy” Noyes
Bass – Bluefish – Bonito – False Albacore