Podcast: The Seven Seasons of Striper Fishing, with Peter Jenkins

Interview starts at 33:40.

My guest this week is Peter Jenkins, longtime striper angler and owner of the Saltwater Edge Fly Shop, outside of Newport, Rhode Island. Peter talks about the seven different seasons of striper fishing on the coast, and also about the plight of the striper populations in the Atlantic. It’s still an awesome and productive fishery, but we know it could be even better with proper conservation measures.

In the Fly Box, we have some thought-provoking questions and comments, including:

  • A comment on the lack of small fly shops these days and the bewildering variety of equipment.
  • Do I want a Spey rod for shoreline fishing and smaller steelhead rivers?
  • Do you think that trying different fly sizes is something that applies universally?
  • Should tiers have more than one fly-tying vise?
  • Since most people fish nymphs these days and they catch more fish than other methods, should we be limiting the number of fish we catch and release?
  • Is there ever a time when you should go a size or two larger on a fly?
  • What feathers should I save from grouse, pheasants, and wild turkey?
  • I lost two large rainbows because I had trouble handling my slack line.  What can I do to prevent this?

One thought on “Podcast: The Seven Seasons of Striper Fishing, with Peter Jenkins”

  1. Great show! Peter provided some good information. Thanks.

    Maryland DNR needs to get tougher on Striper poaching. It would help if they had more enforcement officers for fishing in general.

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