Been using big, jointed 6 inch Clousers for my striper fishing, but I don't like the way they look in the water. At that length, a Clouser appears almost eel-like when the water slims it down. I wanted a pattern with a broader profile in the water to better match the baitfish here. Enter Cowan's Magnum Baitfish, a fly designed by Henry Cowan, who is somewhat of a legend around these parts when it comes to striper fishing. Took one for a test drive this morning. Turned out ok.
Night at the Vise
2 weeks ago