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Cape Fear On The Fly – Earning Your Stripes

When Gary Hurley and I first discussed the Cape Fear on the Fly Series at the beginning of this year, I already knew that our local striped bass would probably be the most difficult species to catch on the fly. The Cape Fear striper would definitely be a lofty goal to try and accomplish. Stripers […]

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Cape Fear On The Fly – That Sinking Feeling

    This article in our series “CapeFearon the Fly” is long overdue. With an unexpected trip to fish the Bermuda Triple Crown Tournament series and a busy charter schedule upon my return, it was great to finally be able to get out on the water with my friend Gary Hurley and challenge ourselves to […]

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Made In North Carolina – Onslow Bay Boatworks

Designing a top quality, semi-custom center console that runs as well as it fishes was at the forefront of Hampstead boatbuilder Brad Knight’s mind when he created the Onslow Bay 20 six years ago, and it’s still Onslow Bay Boatwork’s mission statement as they sit on the cusp of their fourth model, the 32’ Offshore. […]

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Cape Fear On The Fly – Spanish Short Notice

In all kinds of fishing, the right conditions are everything. The right tide, the best moon phase, the optimum time of day, and especially wind and weather are all key factors in the success of any fishing trip. Some of them we can control, but most of them we cannot. We can plan for the […]

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Cape Fear On The Fly – Afternoon Blues

Although not nearly as glamorous or prized as many species of saltwater fish, the bluefish can prove to be a challenging quarry to pursue with a fly rod. They show up in good numbers in our area this time of year and can readily be caught using a variety of fishing techniques. Blues will provide […]