Join us from January 6th until March 3rd for the BHO Winter Seminar Series! From learning how to kayak fish for striped bass with Matt Stone to learning how to tie flies with Chris Parisi, these seminars will get you ready...
An Albie setup... for under $400?!?!
False albacore can be one of the most frustrating fish to target in the northeast. At the same time, they can be one of the most rewarding as well. To land a little tunny, you will need a rod and reel combo that will not only hold up to these little speedsters but also cast far enough to reach them.
An excellent choice in rod would be the Tsunami Carbon Shield II with a length of 7’6” and a medium strength. If you want something that can double as a striper rod, you can even go up a bit to a medium heavy. As for the reel, something with a smooth and durable drag is a must. The Shimano Stradic FL 4000 is a perfect fit.
Spool your Stradic with 20lb Power Pro line, tipped with about 36” of 20lb Seaguar Blue Label fluorocarbon leader. Connect the two using a line-to-line knot. When albies are finicky, try going lighter on your leader, but note that anything lower than 10lb may result in some lost epoxy jigs and leave you telling fish stories about the one that got away.
Epoxy jigs are the most common lure choice by anglers targeting these funny fish. The Hogy epoxy jig is a great place to start but don’t be afraid to throw soft plastics either. Match the hatch- if you can’t seem to get them to bite, keep switching lures until you find something that works. Size and color can make a massive difference when they are keyed in a particular baitfish.
Join us from January 6th until February 10th for the BHO Winter Seminar Series! From learning how to kayak fish for striped bass with Matt Stone to learning how to tie flies with Chris Parisi, these seminars will get you...
Join us for our Holiday Fly-Fishing Breakfast and Sale event on Saturday, December 16th from 9 AM to 1 PM! Featuring fly-tying demonstrations from Fred Monahan, Paul Dinice, Bill Goebeng, Chris Parisi, and Ray Ramos, as well as casting clinics,...