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I plan on doing some pretty serious fly fishing this year on beaver for some striper. Last year I landed 3 8#s being the largest it was a gas. I had one over 10# on, but lost it. When I am out there I really do not see any one else fly fishing, but I know some people have to be doing this. I usally fish inApril, May, June using saltwater flies, deceivers, clousers, etc. Tried top-water plugs, but they where hard to cast. Any one else doing this with different techniques and any one doing it at night. Thanks

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This is something all we flyfishers need to learn... fly fishing for stripers. Beaver and Norfork are two great striper lakes. I speak for all of us- looking forward to learning using this forum.

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Bull Shoals Striper

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G'day Jay, you are probably one of the very few to hit it hard. Good mate of mine has a busted 9wt on a striper on Beaver. But I hear of very few real successes. Simply due I think to lack of effort knowledge.

Your probably aware that time on the water, locating stripers is the key. April May last year was very good for striper action _ of course the stripers got where I wasn;t lol _ But was having plenty of fun with hybrids and whites hitting topwater. They were coming up slamming them like trout on mayflies. Had some real fun showing it off to a mate of mine, Mike McLellan from McLellan's fly shop in Fayetteville, who introduced me to a lot of Arkansas FF. So nice to give him something back .

Mike McLellan's dry fly hybrid . Good fun on a 6wt.

I had a lot of this action April May and while there were some striper size boils etc, never hooked one.

Mate of mine is a striper guide on Lake Lanier in Georgia. Picked his brain for a lot of information. Key point was while topwaters are fun, to get into the action go with 300 grain or heavier sinking lines. Bait size also v ery important in fly selection.

Be interested in chatting with you and exploring more.

Cheers

Steve

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Oh man... when do we go???!!!

What flies do you use? Do you have pics?

Jeremy and I are working on some recipes/pics of how-to. I'd love to have some instructions before springtime on how to tie flies that would work for stripers.

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That fish was caught on a bait caster on a super zara spook. I caught some smaller ones on my fly rod, but nothing of this size. This is still not even close to being considered big on Beaver lake. I will post some pictures of some flies that I use and would appreciate any one else giving some input. I know that one of the guys at Bass Pro Fly shop goes every year and does some fly fishing at Beaver Lake. He helped me pick out the flies I used last year.

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This will be my sixth year fishing striper, and there are some areas known for surface action. Deep water/ channel swings that are close to pea gravel points/banks is one of the areas that I look for. The rest of it is being able to pattern the fish (fish more than one - two days a week), and plain old dumb luck. :)

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It's been a few years ago, but A great friend of mine was on some stripers on Beaver and I went down to fish with him. We put on small shad on the fly rods and trolled around and let them drift behind us. The biggest that I caught on the fly rod was 13lbs. It was one of the most unforgetable fights of my life. I hope to do it again some day!!!

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OK...I think everybody can't wait to try this, but. I am guessing you can't use a 5 wt. to fish for stripers.

My brother and I have been wanting to give this a shot.

Fly rod size? What size, do you use a spey rod?

Lines to use?

Flies?

Are their any guides on Beaver who specialize in this area?

Did anybody else get giddy when this topic was started?

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