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Chapter Eleven: Striped Bass

How to catch stripers on a fly rod in surf and open water

Advanced Fly Fishing Video Lessons From Orvis - Striped Bass Chapter 11

Striped bass are just made for fly fishing. They feed in shallow water, they are abundant throughout the Northeast coast of North America, and they readily take flies that imitate baitfish, squid, crabs, and shrimp. You can find them on windswept beaches, inshore estuaries, rocky points, inshore marshes, from jetties, or even on sandy swimming beaches. Whether you fish from shore or from a boat, striped bass, when you find them, are a great fish to chase on a fly rod.

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